Former Indian Foreign Minister passes away at the age of 67


New Delhi — India’s former Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj passed away at the age of 67 on Tuesday afternoon following a cardiac arrest at AIIMS Delhi.

Swaraj was born on February 14 1953 in Ambala Cnatt in north-Indian state of Haryana. She studied law at Punjab University, Chandigarh, and started as a lawyer in the Supreme Court of Indian in 1973.

She became youngest cabinet minister of Haryana in 1977 when she was only 25 years old. She later became fifth Chief Minister of Delhi from October 13 1998 till December 3 1998.

She tweeted some hours ago thanking and praising Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, that she has been waiting to see “this day” in her lifetime, referring to the abolition of Article 370 in Kashmir.

She was famous for her instant responses on Twitter specially in dealing with foreign labor issues, and her opponents praised her for her services.

She was the first Indian Foreign Minister to be invited in OIC (Organisation of Islamic Cooperation) Summit 2019.

President of India, Ramnath Kovind tweeted about her, describing her as the “much loved leader”.

Former president of opposition party Rahul Gandhi described her as as “extra ordinary political leader”.

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