Former MEA Sushma Swraj passes away after heart attack

New Delhi:Senior BJP leader and former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj passed away at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), here on Tuesday night. She was 68.

Swaraj suffered a heart attack on late Tuesday night. AIIMS doctors tried to revive her by putting her on ventilator, however, her body gave up.

The senior BJP leader is survived by husband Swaraj Kaushal and daughter Bansuri Swaraj.

Sushma Swaraj had undergone a kidney transplant, around three ago.

Meanwhile, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Ministers Dr Harsh Vardhan (Health and Family Welfare) and Nitin Gadkari (Road and Transport ), apart from other Cabinet Ministers and senior party leaders, have reached AIIMS.

Her last tweet:

PM Modi pays tribute:


Last rites today

JP Nadda, working president of BJP said, Sushmaji’s mortal remains will be kept at her residence for people to pay last respects. Around 12 pm tomorrow, her mortal remains will be brought to BJP Headquarters. At 3 pm she will be taken to Lodhi road crematorium, where her last rites will be performed with full state honours.

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