Sushma Swaraj, Ex-External Affairs Minister passes away at age 67

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Former Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj has passed away on August 6. Sushma Swaraj passed away in Delhi following a cardiac arrest. She was admitted to AIIMS earlier today.

According to a CNN-News 18 report, 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 was brought to the emergency unit of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi on Tuesday evening, according to people familiar with the matter.

A powerful orator and popular politician, Swaraj was foreign minister in the first term of the Narendra Modi government. In the second term, the government named S Jaishankar, a former foreign secretary, as a replacement for Swaraj, who had health issues.

On Tuesday, Swaraj had tweeted at 7.30 pm congratulating Prime Minister Narendra Modi  on the move to repeal special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

Earlier in the day, Sushma Swaraj greeted Rajya Sabha members who voted in favour of the government’s resolution to scrap Article 370 of the Constitution.

She had undergone treatment for kidney failure in 2016. Citing health reasons, the former minister did not contest the Lok Sabha polls in 2019.

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