Sushma Swaraj passes away at 67: Anushka Sharma, Parineeti Chopra, Ayushmann Khurrana and others mourn her demise


Former External Affairs Minister and a BJP stalwart Sushma Swaraj passed away at the age of 67 in Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Tuesday, August 6. She reportedly suffered a massive cardiac arrest and was admitted in the late evening. She had a kidney transplant in 2016 and had opted out of contesting Lok Sabha Elections earlier this year citing health reasons. She had also taken a backseat from active politics due to ill health.

Her demise sent shock waves across the country. Netizens have been expressing their grief over the demise of such a prolific and well-loved, revered and respected leader. Our Bollywood celebrities also expressed their grief at Sushma Swara’s demise. Parineeti Chopra, Lata Mangeshkar, Riteish Deshmukh, Shabana Azmi, Raveena Tandon, Ekta Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Ayushmann Khurrana, Javed Akhtar, Mrunal Thakur, Aayush Sharma and several others tweeted on Sushma Swaraj’s death. Several top-notch leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed their sadness on her demise. Check out their tweets below:

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Interestingly, only three hours before the news of her demise broke she had tweeted thanking Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the scrapping of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir. She had also congratulated Home Minister Amit Shah on the decisive action on Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. She had written, “Thank you Prime Minister. Thank you very much. I was waiting to see this day in my lifetime”, in her last tweet.

RIP Sushma Swaraj, your exemplary character was a beacon of hope for countless of Indians!

(Source: Twitter)