In one of the most devastating news, the nation lost their beloved leader Sushma Swaraj on August 6. The minister suffered cardiac arrest and was taken to AIIMS, New Delhi. The former external affairs minister and senior BJP leader was 67. A glorious chapter in Indian politics comes to an end. India grieves the demise of a remarkable leader who devoted her life to public service and bettering lives of the poor. “Sushma Swaraj ji was one of her kind, who was a source of inspiration for crores of people,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a series of tweets.
Bollywood celebrities took to their social media to pay respects to Sushma Swaraj who was not only a beloved politician but also an inspiration to many. She went beyond politics to help many in need and thus, became one of the finest leaders this country had ever seen.
It’s with a heavy heart that we bid goodbye to the fierce leader and exceptional human being that was @SushmaSwaraj ji. Her loss will be felt deeply by the whole nation as we keep the memory of her leadership & wisdom alive in our hearts…RIP Iron Lady ????
— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) August 7, 2019
It is to her immense credit that, during her term as the EAM, Sushma ji changed the stereotype of what we perceived a ‘minister’.
Firm in ideology, accepting of other pov wt due grace, a humane attitude to assist citizens anywhere n a capacity to make visibly quick decisions????????????????
— atul kasbekar (@atulkasbekar) August 7, 2019
Horrible news to wake up to…. deepest condolences to all the loved ones of @SushmaSwaraj ji. You made our nation look taller, walk with pride and aspire for nothing but the sky…what a remarkable, rich legacy. Prayers and thoughts with the family …. #RIPSushmaSwaraj
— Nimrat Kaur (@NimratOfficial) August 7, 2019
RIP. Sushma Swaraj ji.
An Iron Lady who was not only a true patriot but an incredible inspiration for each and every one of us. An epitome of women empowerment and leadership.#SushmaSwaraj ji you will be missed and remembered forever. My deepest condolences and prayers to the family ????#RIPSushmaJi pic.twitter.com/OLrXJMuf0X
— Vivek Anand Oberoi (@vivekoberoi) August 6, 2019
Deeply saddened…#SushmaSwaraj ji is and will always be remembered as one of the most respected and beloved leaders of our country. Her speeches in parliament, her empathy, her spirit, her kindness… what a remarkable and amazing human being. #RIPSushmaSwarajJi pic.twitter.com/kADsCOq6j8
— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) August 6, 2019
#RIPSushmaSwarajJi …an amazing leader, orator and minister….. condolences to the family…????????????
एक अत्यंत दुखद समाचार ! एक बहुत ही प्रबल राजनीतिज्ञ , एक मिलनसार व्यक्तिव , एक अद्भुत प्रवक्ता । आत्मा की शांति के लिए , प्रार्थना ???? https://t.co/TRikqtswd9
Rest in peace @SushmaSwaraj ji. You were the most amazing parliamentarian and the minister and always there for your constituents . I will miss you and am sure we all will miss you .
— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) August 6, 2019
A tall leader and a doer #sushmaswaraj .. never met her but feel saddened by her passing away .. an end of a chapter where Indians across the world felt there is someone looking after them .. #RIPSushmaswaraj .. Om Shanti ???????? pic.twitter.com/5IQiRh6DOj
— Randeep Hooda (@RandeepHooda) August 6, 2019
Really shocking and sad news of the demise of Sushma Swaraj ji. A tall and dignified leader who commanded respect wherever she went. May her soul rest in peace. Sincere condolences to her family and millions of well wishers. Om Shanti. ????????????
A leader who worked tirelessly for the nation, a leader who set an example for millions, a leader who truly defined the meaning of a true Indian is no more but her ideology will stay forever. You will be missed mam @SushmaSwaraj #RIPSushmaJi ????
— sonu sood (@SonuSood) August 6, 2019
Saddened to hear about the sudden demise of Sushma Swaraj ji . May her soul rest in peace ????
— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) August 6, 2019
A great leader, wonderful human being ,fearless lady and a true role model towards women empowerment. Rest in peace #SushmaSwaraj ji????????
India has lost its extraordinary leader, minister and personality.. May God bless her soul ???? #SushmaSwaraj
— Arjun Kapoor (@arjunk26) August 6, 2019
I had the good fortune of meeting #sushmaswaraj ji (Minister I&B) in 2001 when she visited #RamojiFilmCity where @geneliad & me were shooting for our debut film #TujheMeriKasam-she blessed us & wished us success, as newcomers it energised & encouraged us-ThkYou for your grace mam
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) August 6, 2019
RIP Sushma ji. Absolutely shocked and devastated to hear about her passing. She was always close to me and was extremely kind, since the early days. My heartfelt condolences to the family & our entire nation for this great loss.
This was so sudden, shocking.
— TheRichaChadha (@RichaChadha) August 6, 2019
RIP #SushmaSwaraj ji. May her soul rest in peace
#SushmaSwaraj ji, may your soul rest in peace. ????????
— Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) August 6, 2019
I hail from Ambala Cantt, same as Sushma Swaraj ji. Always felt proud that a woman from our small town made it big, and made a difference. Sushma ji rest in peace. You inspired me on a personal level. #RIPSushmaSwarajJi
My sincere condolences on passing away of #Sushmaswaraj ji. One of the finest leader of our country.She was special and we will miss her.Sending my prayers to family and friends. pic.twitter.com/BeYy6S9TmN
Deeply saddened that Sushma Swaraj has passed away.Inspite of political differences we had an extremely cordial relationship. I was 1 of her Navratans as she called us during her I and B ministership and she gave industry status to film. Articulate sharp and accessible. RIP
— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) August 6, 2019
Deeply saddened by Sushma ji’s demise.The Music Fraternity will be indebted to her for magnificent defence of their rights in the Lok Sabha . You were an exceptional person Sushmaji. We will always remain thankful to you.
— Javed Akhtar (@Javedakhtarjadu) August 6, 2019
— Boman Irani (@bomanirani) August 6, 2019