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Sushma Swaraj: Remembering on 1st Death Anniversary

[avatar user=”Mayank Shukla” size=”thumbnail” align=”left”]By Mayank Shukla[/avatar]

New Delhi. Sushma Swaraj, former external affairs minister, is being remembered on her first death anniversary today. The country was shocked after her sudden death on August 6, 2019. Sushma Swaraj’s husband Swaraj Kaushal and daughter Bansuri wrote poignant messages on Twitter today. Tributes are pouring in on social media as Union Ministers, senior BJP leaders and others across parties fondly remembered Sushma Swaraj, known for reaching out to people during her stint as foreign minister of India.

On August 3, Vice President, M Venkaiah Naidu had said that he missed his dear sister, Sushma Swaraj on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan. Dear sister Sushma, missing you a lot today,” Naidu tweeted in both English and Hindi language along with an old picture of late BJP leader tying ‘rakhi’ on his hand. Swaraj”s daughter Bansuri also shared an old picture of her mother tying a ”rakhi” to Naidu. “A sweet memory of Rakshabandhan,” she captioned. Swaraj was replaced by S Jaishankar as the foreign minister in 2019 after she opted out of contenting the elections due to health reasons. She left behind a legacy of an easily-accessible minister who helped the diaspora in distress with her revolutionary social media outreach.

 

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Sushma Swaraj, the much loved leader, died at Delhi’s AIIMS at the age of 67. A nine-time parliamentarian, she did not contest the national elections last year. She earned respect for her legacy as an easily-accessible foreign minister and helped numerous Indians in trouble who reached out to her on social media. She was also known for her witty remarks on Twitter.