rime Minister Narendra Modi was moved to tears as he met the family of Sushma Swaraj at her residence on Wednesday morning, hours after she passed away at the age of 67.
Sushma Swaraj died of a massive cardiac arrest in a sudden development on Wednesday evening when she was rushed to AIIMS.
Swaraj was taken to the AIIMS around 9:30 PM in a critical condition and was straight away taken to the emergency ward where a team of doctors attended to her but could not revive the much-loved former external affairs minister of the first Modi government.
Both Swaraj Kaushal and PM Modi were seen shedding tears while standing in front of the body of the BJP leader who is known to have brought a humane touch to the government and her ministry.
One of the most prolific politicians of India, Swaraj’s sudden demise triggered a wave of shock and grief with leaders cutting across political spectrum paying glowing tributes to the astute leader.
Soon after her untimely demise, PM Modi posted a series of tweets and said, “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.”