Union Cabinet pays tribute to Sushma Swaraj, says she was a distinguished leader, outstanding parliamentarian
New Delhi: A condolence meet for Sushma Swaraj, who died last August 6 at age 67, was held on Tuesday evening at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and several other signatories met with Swaraj's daughter Bansuri and husband Swaraj Kaushal.
It was a sombre moment for all those who knew and admired Swaraj - both as a person and as a politician. A portrait of the former External Affairs Minister was kept on one side where people gave her a floral tribute. Those who knew her closely spoke in her memory and hailed her indomitable spirit.
Swaraj had died last Tuesday after suffering a cardiac arrest. She had complained of restlessness and had been rushed to Delhi's All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Doctors here said that she had suffered a cardiac arrest and could not be revived despite all their efforts.