Former Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj has passed away on August 6. Swaraj had suffered a cardiac arrests, and was rushed to AIIMS hospital in Delhi as her condition was critical. Attempts to revive her had failed.
Swaraj, who was the Bharatiya Janata Party’s most prominent woman face, did not contest the recently held Lok Sabha elections in which the party won a massive majority. Last November, she had announced she would not contest the general elections.
Her last Twitter post was about thanking Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the government’s move on Kashmir stating that she was waiting for this day in her lifetime. The tweet come at around 7pm on Tuesday.
Swaraj was perhaps the most ‘millennial’ minister the Indian government has ever had. From being tagged the ‘supermom’ of India by Washington Post to becoming one of the most-followed politicians on Twitter, the late external affairs minister had truly struck a chord with young and old alike with her round-the-clock social media presence, eagerness to help, and ready wit on social media.