The sudden demise of former Foreign Minister and senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj late Tuesday night shocked India and Indians around the world. India's first full-time woman foreign minister was well-known as a great orator and successful external affairs minister. Tributes poured in across political parties, the sports fraternity, the film industry as well as from diplomats around the world.
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.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 6, 2019
I’m shocked to hear about the demise of Sushma Swaraj Ji, an extraordinary political leader, a gifted orator & an exceptional Parliamentarian, with friendships across party lines.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) August 6, 2019
My condolences to her family in this hour of grief.
May her soul rest in peace.
Om Shanti 🙏
Deeply shocked to learn of the passing away of Smt Sushma Swaraj. Difficult to accept this news. The whole nation grieves, the Foreign Ministry even more so.— Dr. S. Jaishankar (@DrSJaishankar) August 6, 2019
Saddened, pained & broken on demise of Sushmaji. She was one of the most outstanding politicians in the Present Era. She distinguished in all positions. She held Senior Positions with the Party, NDA Govt. & while in opposition. She leaves behind a void which is difficult to fill.— Arun Jaitley (@arunjaitley) August 6, 2019
Despite being in a different party, she always had my highest respect. We will all miss her presence. May her soul rest in eternal peace.— Sachin Pilot (@SachinPilot) August 6, 2019
Shocked beyond words & distressed at the passing away of Smt #SushmaSwaraj. An astute parliamentarian, an effective orator & an excellent humane leader, she will forever be remembered and missed. Hers was a story of hard work to heights!— Pranab Mukherjee (@CitiznMukherjee) August 6, 2019
My deepest condolences and prayers.
Paid my last respects to Smt. Sushma Swaraj Ji at her residence, in New Delhi today and offered my profound condolences to her family. It is a great personal loss to me. In her demise, the nation has lost one of its most beloved and distinguished daughters. #sushma #SushmaSawraj pic.twitter.com/F87zy2LLRt— VicePresidentOfIndia (@VPSecretariat) August 7, 2019
I have an axe to grind with you Didi . You made Bansuri pick a restaurant to take me for a celebratory lunch. You left without fulfilling your promise to the two of us.— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) August 6, 2019
Deeply saddened by the passing way of former Minister Smt Sushma Swaraj. Boundless in warmth and affection, she was a great leader, Parliamentarian, orator, Minister. Left lasting impact on MEA. Redefined service and government-citizen relations thru social media. pic.twitter.com/71ycnZzqb5— Jawed Ashraf (@JawedAshraf5) August 7, 2019
Shocked and saddened to hear of the death of #SushmaSwarajji. A great leader and key in strengthening🇬🇧🇮🇳relations. Our thoughts are with her family, friends and supporters at this sad time. #RIPSushmaJi pic.twitter.com/kJw2Lldz3c— UK in India🇬🇧🇮🇳 (@UKinIndia) August 7, 2019
Saddened by the news of the passing of @SushmaSwaraj, an extraordinary woman & leader who devoted her life to public service. I had the honor of meeting her in my visits to #India, & will always remember her fondly. My deepest condolences to all of her loved ones @IndiaUNNewYork— UN GA President (@UN_PGA) August 6, 2019
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
#RIPSushmaSwarajJi ...an amazing leader, orator and minister..... condolences to the family...🙏🙏🙏— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) 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
Deeply saddened by the news of Sushma Ji's demise, may her soul rest in peace. 🙏🏼— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) August 7, 2019
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