Senior BJP leader and former Minister of External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj passed away on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at the India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi. The BJP stalwart had suffered a massive heart attack ultimately leading to her untimely demise. The doctors were unable to revive her despite administrating Cardio – Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). She was 67.
Smt. Swaraj is known to be one of most powerful woman leaders the country has ever seen. She has remained a prominent member of the Bharatiya Janata Party. The BJP stalwart refrained herself from taking part in the Lok Sabha elections earlier this year owing to her deteriorating health. Sushmaji also had a kidney transplant back in the year 2016. The former Supreme Court lawyer is survived by her husband Swaraj Kaushal and daughter Bansuri.
Smt. Swaraj, who was born on February 14, 1952, has a long political career. At the age of 25, she became the youngest Cabinet Minister of Haryana. Sushmaji was well – known for her socialist ideals and held the confidence of some of the top BJP leaders during the initial days of her career. Later on, she went on to become one of the most pivotal and inevitable members of the Bharatiya Janata Party.
Smt. Swaraj also served as the Chief Minister of Delhi in the year 1998 for a brief period of time. She created history when she was being elected as the Minister of External Affairs of India, second woman in the row after late Indira Gandhi. She served this position in between the years 2014 to 2019. Wall Street Journal, a US Daily, had termed her as the best – loved politician of India. Her death marks the end of a very significant career of Indian politics.