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Sushma Swaraj: 'She was people's leader'; Condolences from sports fraternity continue to pour in

News Agencies | Updated on: 7 August 2019, 11:48 IST
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Condolences continue to pour in from sports fraternity for former External Affairs Minister and veteran BJP leader Sushma Swaraj, who passed away following a cardiac arrest on Tuesday night.

Leaving a strong legacy behind, the BJP stalwart breathed her last at the All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in the national capital on Tuesday.

India leg-spinner Poonam Yadav in a tweet said Swaraj was people's leader who has been taken away too soon.

"She was a people's leader. A rare politician taken away too soon. Rest in peace #SushmaSwaraj ma'am. Om Shanti!" Poonam wrote.

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Six-time world champion boxer Mary Kom said, "Deeply grieved to hear the demise of Smt #SushmaSawraj ji. My condolences to her family in this hour of grief. May her departed soul Rest In Peace."

 

Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra in a tweet conveyed, "RIP Sushma Swaraj. May God give her family the strength to overcome this irreparable loss."

Indian wrestler Babita Phogat said that the country has lost a great skilled leader. She added that Swaraj was no less than a school for women who want to step into politics.

Phogat tweeted in Hindi.

Indian wrestler Sushil Kumar said, "Deeply saddened by the sudden demise of former foreign minister @SushmaSwaraj ji.. Condolences to the family. May her soul RIP."

Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap expressed sadness, saying, "Shocked and deeply saddened by this news. RIP @SushmaSwaraj ma'am."

Swaraj implemented the Modi-government's foreign policy on a global scale, including strengthening India's fight against terrorism.

The BJP leader felt restless at 9 pm and reached the hospital at around 9:30 pm in an ambulance. A team of doctors tried to revive the 67-year-old for 70 to 80 minutes but failed in their attempt. Swaraj was declared dead at 10:50 pm.

-ANI

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Swaraj implemented the Modi-government's foreign policy on a global scale, including strengthening India's fight against terrorism.

The BJP leader felt restless at 9 pm and reached the hospital at around 9:30 pm in an ambulance. A team of doctors tried to revive the 67-year-old for 70 to 80 minutes but failed in their attempt. Swaraj was declared dead at 10:50 pm.

-ANI

Also Read: P V Sindhu only athlete from India among Forbes list of world's highest-paid female athletes

First published: 7 August 2019, 11:48 IST
 
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