The sudden demise of former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on the night of August 6, leaving a grieving nation behind. The
Bhartiya Janata Party leader suffered a cardiac arrest and breathed her last at the
All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). Born in the orthodox social order of Haryana, she
overcame formidable social barriers by words, deeds, and accomplishments. She
rose from being the youngest Cabinet Minister in the State Government to become the first women full-term External Affairs Minister of our country.
Sushma Swaraj was a beacon of hope and inspiration for millions. At the
age of 25, she became the Youngest
Cabinet Minister of Haryana and then later was the first woman
Chief Minister of Delhi. In 1998, she served as the Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting under the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led government. She was the Minister
gritty and graceful, both in victory and defeat.
She will always be remembered for her great leadership in providing a new dimension to the External Affairs Ministry and consulates across the globe to any Indian who needed help. Swaraj,
as the External Affairs Minister, brought a sense of assertiveness in India's diplomacy and was known for her prompt response on
social media i.e. Twitter to address the grievances of overseas Indians. She represented the best of India and in the global diplomatic circle, she was an intelligent and clever person.
Not many people might be knowing that, apart from being an Indian Politician, she was a
Supreme Court Lawyer as well. The US daily ‘Wall Street Journal’ addressed her as the ‘Best-loved Politician’ of India. Indeed, she was one of the most loved Indian Politician.
She was even the first female Spokesperson of a National Political Party in India. She is been also the
Indian Parliament's first and the only female MP honored with the ‘Outstanding Parliamentarian Award’ in the male-dominant tributary.
Undoubtedly, she was the leader who never made compromised with her decisions for the sake of her country and the countrymen’s. And the
biggest example of her love for the country was a day before her demise, she expressed her happiness on Twitter over the end of
Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir. She was the leader who always stands tall and gives a firm reply to its critics and refused to be bullied by anyone.
Swaraj was an outstanding Parliamentarian and Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha from the year 2009 to 2014, but she would always be remembered as a People’s Minister. She earned a special place as the External Affairs Minister in the first Narendra Modi government from 2014 to 2019.
While serving as the External Affairs Minister of India she rescued people who were not just Indians across the world but also foreigners who wanted to come to India to seek
Due to her failing health, she didn’t contest in the 2019 Lok Sabha Election. And due to declining health, she had to undergo the kidney transplant, in spite of that her energy level remains high. She used to remember people she had met years before. She was a feisty yet friendly leader would always be missed.