RIP Sushma Swaraj: Akshay Kumar to Amitabh Bachchan, Bollywood mourns the shocking demise of the former External Affairs Minister


In an unfortunate and saddening situation, former External Affairs Minister and a BJP member 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. Soon after the news broke out, Bollywood celebrities from Akshay Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan to Ajay Devgn and Karan Johar remembered Sushmaji as 'a graceful and honest leader, a sensitive and a selfless soul' and expressed their shock and grief and also recalled the moments when they got to interact with her.

Akshay, on Twitter, called Sushmaji a dynamic leader and offered his prayers to her family." Extremely sad to hear about the passing away of #SushmaSwarajji...she was such a dynamic leader, someone who was unanimously admired and respected by all. My thoughts and prayers with her family. May her soul rest in peace," Akshay wrote.


Amitabh called the news saddening and offered prayers to the deceased soul. "Really saddening news. A really flourishing politician... Prayers," he wrote.

Ajay wrote, "Devastated with the untimely demise of Sushma Swarajji. A dynamic and an inspiring leader. Immense loss to the nation! May her soul rest in peace."

Karan, calling Sushmaji an amazing leader, offered condolence to the family. " #RIPSushmaSwarajJi amazing leader, orator and minister..... condolences to the family," he wrote.

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Rishi Kapoor wrote, "RIP. Sushma Swarajji."

Anil Kapoor said, " It's with a heavy heart that we bid goodbye to the fierce leader and exceptional human being that was Sushma Swarajji. Her loss will be felt deeply by the whole nation as we keep the memory of her leadership and wisdom alive in our hearts...RIP Iron Lady."


Rakul Preet Singh said, " India has lost a great leader !! She was loved and respected! RIP ma’am #SushmaSwarajji"

Hema Malini, a good friend and a member of the same party that Sushmaji belonged to said, "Sushmaji always appreciated my dance and in particular my presentation of "Ganga" over which she went into raptures in public. She was a lovely person with an aura of her own and she held her head high as a senior minister in the cabinet where she was surrounded by men. Miss you Sushmaji."

Lata Mangeshkar wrote, "Deeply shocked and saddened to hear about Sushma Swarajji's sudden demise. A graceful and honest leader, a sensitive and selfless soul, a keen understanding of music and poetry and a dear friend. Our former external minister will be remembered fondly."



"So sad to learn about the unfortunate demise of Ms. Sushma Swaraj. One of the most reasonable and big hearted voices of Indian politics. She had so much love and care for artists and when she was the I&B Minister, she gave Bollywood the status of a Film Industry. She was also the main person to get the copyright amendment bill passed unanimously in 2012. May her soul rest in peace," Vishal Bharadwaj wrote.





Shekhar Kapur offered respects by writing, "Wonderful gracious warm compassionate. All those that knew Sushmaji outside her world of a brilliant politician, an amazing speaker and parliamentarian, will mourn her as a true friend. Goodbye Sushma Swaraj."





Adnan Sami told, "My family and I are in complete shock to learn the tragic news of dear Sushmaji's sudden demise. She was a motherly figure for all of us; an extremely respected stateswoman; exceptional orator and a very loving, caring and warm soul. Will miss her dearly. RIP Sushmaji."





Manisha Koirala tweeted, "Deeply shocked and saddened to hear about Sushma Swaraj aunty's sudden demise. An honest leader, a sensitive and kind soul. Close friends of my parents! She will be missed deeply."





(Source: Twitter)