Former External Affairs Minister and senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj took her last breathe on Tuesday as she suffered a heart attack, and various personalities from the cricket fraternity offered condolences on the demise of the 67-year-old leader. She had opted out of the 2019 General elections due to her serious health condition.
Paying his condolences former Indian opener, Virender Sehwag said, “Heartfelt condolences to family and admirers of #SushmaSwaraj ji. Om Shanti”.
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 6, 2019
On the other hand, former Indian cricketer and current BJP MP, Gautam Gambhir tweeted, “I’m beyond aggrieved at the passing away of Smt. #SushmaSwaraj A veteran politician and a pillar of the BJP, she was loved by everyone. She will be remembered as the most endearing & helpful politicians of recent times. My condolences to her family and friends. A huge loss for”.
I'm beyond aggrieved at the passing away of Smt. #SushmaSwaraj A veteran politician and a pillar of the BJP, she was loved by everyone. She will be remembered as the most endearing & helpful politicians of recent times. My condolences to her family and friends. A huge loss for 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/JdI0vPxRJP
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) August 6, 2019
Sad to hear about the passing away of #SushmaSwaraj ji . Deepest condolences to her family and supporters . Om Shanti 🙏🏼
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) August 6, 2019
Fierce, result-driven & a people’s person – she was all of that & more. A true leader. Still unable to process the news of #sushmaswaraj Ji’s passing away. Extremely disturbed! A big loss for our nation. May you rest in peace! pic.twitter.com/aLUnXfBvi4
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) August 6, 2019
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) August 6, 2019
RIP @SushmaSwaraj 🙏
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) August 6, 2019
Swaraj was admitted to All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) following a deterioration in her health. She passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest. Most of the central minister like Prahlad Patel, Rajnath Singh, Piyush Goyal, and Nitin Gadkari were among the early leaders who reached AIIMS following the news of Swaraj’s demise.
Earlier today, the senior BJP leader had welcomed the revoking of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir and thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the move. Tweeting about the same, Swaraj said, “Thank you Prime Minister. Thank you very much. I was waiting to see this day in my lifetime.”
Swaraj was appointed the foreign minister in the first term of Modi government in 2014. She opted out of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections citing health reasons. During her duties, the BJP leader had been active and popular on Twitter reaching out to the Indian diaspora in distress for assistance.