Nation Bids Final Adieu to the Peoples Minister

Sushma Swaraj once a Leader of Opposition, former chief minister of Delhi and previous external affairs minister was cremated with full state honours at the Lodhi Road crematorium on Wednesday.

Huge number of people, including the likes of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah, Bhutan Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay party leader Lal Krishna Advani, vice-president M Venkaiah Naidu, defence minister Rajnath Singh, BJP working president JP Nadda, Nitin Gadkari, Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad, and Congress leader Anand Sharma were among others at crematorium to bid her final farewell.

The last rites of the 67-year-old Peoples Minister were performed by her daughter Bansuri Swaraj, with her husband Swaraj Kaushal standing beside her.

Sushma Swaraj breathed her last Tuesday night at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) following a cardiac arrest.

For public homage, her body was kept at the BJP headquarters before bringing it to the crematorium.

Thousands paid tributes to Sushma Swaraj, by joining her last journey

Sushma Swaraj served as the foreign minister in the first term of the Modi government in 2014.

She added a human touch to diplomacy and due to health issues, she opted out of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

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