Reactions pour in as Sushma Swaraj passes away at 67

Former Union Minister and BJP leader Sushma Swaraj passed away on Tuesday following a cardiac arrest. Many prominent people expressed their condolence at her death.
  • 16:23

    India lost dedicated leader and outstanding MP in Swaraj: Mahajan

    Former Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Wednesday remembered lateSushmaSwaraj as the MP who with her oratory skills and photographic memory used to make Opposition members nervous in Parliament.

    Hailing Swaraj's contribution as external affairs minister, Mahajan said, "Swaraj was India's voice at international platforms, who would aggressively put India's side before the international community".

    Mahajan reminisced that Swaraj was her "good friend" though she was much younger to the former speaker.

  • 15:16

    She led a very meaningful life: The Dalai Lama on Sushma Swaraj

    I offer my prayers and my condolences at this difficult time. Sushma Swaraj enjoyed immense respect for her compassionate concern for people and her friendly demeanour. In devoting herself to service of others, she led a very meaningful life: The Dalai Lama on Sushma Swaraj.

  • 14:53

    You stood tall amongst giants: Riteish Deshmukh's tribute to Sushma Swaraj

  • 14:41

    We have lost a great, honest and remarkable leader: Jaya Prada

  • 14:21

    Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray pays homage to Sushma Swaraj

  • 12:38

    Geeta pays her tribute

    Geeta, the Indian girl who was brought back from Pakistan in 2015 when late Sushma Swaraj was External Affairs Minister, pays tribute.

    Geeta, a hearing and speech impaired girl who was brought to India from Pakistan three years ago.

    "Geeta is the daughter of India. Even if she does not meet her family, she will never be sent back to Pakistan. The Indian government will foster her," Sushma Swaraj had said.

  • 12:35

    Appreciate her contributions to China-India relations: Chinese Ambassador

    Chinese Ambassador to India Sun Weidong said in his tweet, "Sad to learn about the passing away of Smt Sushma Swaraj, former Minister of External Affairs of India. Appreciate her contributions to China-India relations. Express my deep condolences to her family."

  • 11:47

    It's a huge loss for the entire country: Sarabjit Singh's sister Dalbir Kaur

    Sarabjit Singh's sister Dalbir Kaur:Could not believe that she would leave us so soon, still can't. It's a huge loss for the entire country. She always helped people. Whether it was Hamid Ansari, Sarabjit, Geeta or Jadhav, she helped all. May her soul rest in peace.

  • 11:26

    Sushma Swaraj was a sincere and true friend of Russia: Russian embassy

  • 11:23

    Ch Fawad Hussain, Federal Minister for Science & Technology Government of Pakistan

  • 10:44

    Sushma Swaraj was one of the finest human beings: Kanimozhi

  • 10:31

    An artistic tribute

    An artist from Uttar Pradesh's Amroha, Mohammad Zuhaib, pays his last respects to former External Affairs Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party leader Sushma Swaraj by making a charcoal portrait.

  • 10:00

    Resplendent tribute to gentleness and simplicity: BJP

    "Resplendent tribute to gentleness and simplicity, oratory speaker, senior party leader and former foreign minister of the country, Adarniya Sushma Swaraj ji," the BJP party's official twitter handle tweeted.

  • 09:54

    Sushma Swaraj was such a dynamic leader: Akshay Kumar

  • 09:52

    MEA remembers Sushma Swaraj

  • 09:46

    She will always be remembered for her good work: UT Khader

  • 08:50

    We express our sincere condolences to the people of India on the premature passing away of the former FM of this friendly country: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia

  • Mamata Banerjee condoles Sushma Swaraj's death

  • 07:47

    I fondly recall how intimately she used to call me brother: Nepal PM

    K P Sharma Oli, Prime Minister of Nepal: "Deeply shocked to learn of the passing away of Smt. Sushma Swaraj, a senior political leader of India and former External Affairs Minister. Heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathies to the Government and people of India as well as to the bereaved family members.

    I fondly recall how intimately she used to call me brother and share feelings of affinity."

  • 07:46

    I’m shocked to hear about the demise of Sushma Swaraj Ji: Rahul

    "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. My condolences to her family in this hour of grief. May her soul rest in peace. Om Shanti."

  • 07:45

    A glorious chapter in Indian politics comes to an end: Modi

    "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.

    Sushma Ji was a prolific orator and outstanding Parliamentarian. She was admired and revered across party lines. She was uncompromising when it came to matters of ideology and interests of the BJP, whose growth she immensely contributed to.

    An excellent administrator, Sushma Ji set high standards in every Ministry she handled. She played a key role in bettering India’s ties with various nations. As a Minister we also saw her compassionate side, helping fellow Indians who were in distress in any part of the world.

    I can’t forget the manner in which Sushma Ji worked tirelessly as EAM in the last 5 years. Even when her health was not good, she would do everything possible to do justice to her work and remain up to date with matters of her Ministry. The spirit and commitment was unparalleled.

    Sushma Ji’s demise is a personal loss. She will be remembered fondly for everything that she’s done for India. My thoughts are with her family, supporters and admirers in this very unfortunate hour. Om Shanti."

  • 07:41

    Dean of Diplomatic Corps, Hans Dannenberg Castellanos: "The diplomatic community in Delhi joins the nation in sorrow on the sad demise of a great woman in Indian politics. During her tenure as Foreign Minister, she strengthened the position of India in the world."

  • 07:40

    Mayawati: "Sushma Swaraj ji's demise personally saddens me. She was an able politician, administrator & a good orator. Her personality was very friendly, even with members of the opposition. I pray to nature to give her family the strength to cope with this loss."

  • 01:47

    Hamid Karzai, President of Afghanistan, condoles Sushma Swaraj's death

  • 01:46

    Nirmala Sitharaman condoles Sushma Swaraj's death

  • 01:45

    S Rabbani, Afghan Foreign Minister, condoles Sushma Swaraj's death

    I’m saddened to hear of the untimely demise of Sushma Swaraj, former EAM of India. My deepest condolences to ppl & govt of India on the loss of a distinguished public figure who represented her country with distinction & determination.

  • 01:29

    BJP leaders Anurag Thakur, Babul Supriyo, & Manoj Tiwari pay tribute to former External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj, at her residence in Delhi.

  • 01:28

    S Rabbani, Afghan Foreign Minister, condoles Sushma Swaraj's death

    I’m saddened to hear of the untimely demise of Sushma Swaraj, former EAM of India. My deepest condolences to ppl & govt of India on the loss of a distinguished public figure who represented her country with distinction & determination.

  • 01:28

    Former PM H D Deve Gowda condoles Sushma Swaraj's death

  • 01:18

    Om Birla condoles Sushma Swaraj's death

  • 01:17

    Piyush Goyal condoles Sushma Swaraj's death

  • 01:16

    Sheikh Hasina pays condolence to Sushma Swaraj

    • She (Sushma) was a good friend of Bangladesh. With her death Bangladesh has lost a good friend: Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh

  • 01:16

    Harsh Vardhan condoles Sushma Swaraj's death

  • 01:15

    Karnataka BJP condoles Sushma Swaraj's death

  • 01:14

    Suresh Raina condoles Sushma Swaraj's death

  • 01:14

    Adnan Sami condoles Sushma Swaraj's death

  • 01:13

    Vikas Khanna condoles Sushma Swaraj's death

  • 01:13

    Maldives' Foreign Minister Abdulla Sahid condoles Sushma Swaraj's death

  • 01:12

    Randeep Singh Surjewala condoles Sushma Swaraj's death

  • 01:09

    Virender Sehwag condoles Sushma Swaraj's death

  • 01:08

    Pranab Mukherjee condoles Sushma Swaraj's death

  • 01:07

    Rahul Gandhi condoles Sushma Swaraj's death

  • 01:05

    Pramod Sawant condoles Sushma Swaraj's death

  • 01:05

    Ghulam Nabi Azad, Congress arrives at AIIMS

    Ghulam Nabi Azad, Congress: We're shocked, we never imagined that she'll leave us so soon. I knew her since 1977 when I was in youth Congress, we knew each other for last 42 years. We never called each other by name, she used to call me 'bhai' & I used to call her 'behen'

    Ghulam Nabi Azad, Congress arrives at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi, where Former External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj, passed away due to cardiac arrest. pic.twitter.com/CIyo7dBlKo

    — ANI (@ANI) August 6, 2019

  • 01:04

    S Jaishankar, External Affairs Minister, condoles Sushma Swaraj's death

  • 01:03

    M Venkaiah Naidu condoles Sushma Swaraj's death

  • 01:02

    JP Nadda condoles Sushma Swaraj's death

  • 01:02

    French Ambassador to India, Alexandre Ziegler, condoles Sushma Swaraj's death

  • 01:01

    Prasoon Joshi condoles Sushma Swaraj's death

  • 00:56

    Ram Nath Kovind condoles Sushma Swaraj's death

  • 00:56

    Swaraj was great statesman, eloquent orator: Sharad Pawar

    NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Tuesday expressed shock over the death of senior BJP leader and former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

  • 00:55

    Amit Shah condoles Sushma Swaraj's death

  • 00:55

    Boman Irani condoles Sushma Swaraj's death

  • 00:54

    B S Yediyurappa condoles Sushma Swaraj's death

  • 00:53

    HD Kumaraswamy condoles Sushma Swaraj's death

  • 00:53

    Narendra Modi condoles Sushma Swaraj's death

  • 00:52

    Nitin Gadkari condoles Sushma Swaraj's death

  • 00:51

    Rajnath Singh condoles Sushma Swaraj's death

  • 00:50

    Smriti Irani condoles Sushma Swaraj's death

  • 00:49

    Sunny Deol condoles Sushma Swaraj's death

  • 00:49

    Rajeev Shukla condoles Sushma Swaraj's death

  • 00:48

    Majinder S Sirsa condoles Sushma Swaraj's death

  • 00:47

    Dinesh Gundu Rao condoles Sushma Swaraj's death

  • 00:47

    Gautam Gambhir condoles Sushma Swaraj's death

    I'm beyond aggrieved at the passing away of Smt. Sushma Swaraj 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 India

  • Shashi Tharoor condoles Sushma Swaraj's death

    Shocked & saddened by this news. I last saw Sushmaji at PM's swearing-in two months ago. She was a brilliant speaker in Hindi, a genuine "people's person" in Government &I was proud of our excellent relationship when I chaired the External Affairs Committee: Shashi Tharoor

  • 00:46

    Congress condoles Sushma Swaraj's death

  • 00:44

    RS Prasad tears up while talking about Sushma Swaraj

  • Arun Jaitley condoles Sushma Swaraj's death