20 Rare Photographs Of Sushma Swaraj's Early Days With The BJP

First Published 13, Feb 2020, 11:34 PM IST

BJP stalwart Sushma Swaraj was a prominent figure in Indian politics. A fiery, yet graceful, leader Sushma Swaraj's life held several high-ranking posts, before she succumbed to a cardiac arrest on August 6, 2019. On Sushma Swaraj's birth anniversary, let's have a look at some of her rare photographs from her early days with the Bharatiya Janata Party.

BJP leaders Sushma Swaraj and Madan Lal Khurana talking to each other during a Press Conference at the party office in New Delhi on May 9, 1995. (Photo by Prakash Singh/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

BJP leaders Sushma Swaraj and Madan Lal Khurana talking to each other during a Press Conference at the party office in New Delhi on May 9, 1995. (Photo by Prakash Singh/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

BJP Seat announcement at Ashok road office by Sushma Swaraj and Pramod Mahajan in New Delhi on March 26, 1996. (Photo by Shiva/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

BJP Seat announcement at Ashok road office by Sushma Swaraj and Pramod Mahajan in New Delhi on March 26, 1996. (Photo by Shiva/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Shankar Dayal Sharma after administering oath of office to Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Murli Manohar Joshi, Pramod Mahajan, Sushma Swaraj, Jaswant Singh and others on May 16, 1996. (Photo by Saxena Sharad/The The India Today Group via Getty Images)

Shankar Dayal Sharma after administering oath of office to Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Murli Manohar Joshi, Pramod Mahajan, Sushma Swaraj, Jaswant Singh and others on May 16, 1996. (Photo by Saxena Sharad/The The India Today Group via Getty Images)

Archival photograph of Jaswant Singh, Lal Krishna Advani, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Sushma Swaraj dated April 10, 1997. (Photo by Banerjee Dilip/The The India Today Group via Getty Images)

Archival photograph of Jaswant Singh, Lal Krishna Advani, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Sushma Swaraj dated April 10, 1997. (Photo by Banerjee Dilip/The The India Today Group via Getty Images)

BJP leader Sushma Swaraj at a public function on May 8, 1998. (Photo by T.C.Malhotra/Getty Images)

BJP leader Sushma Swaraj at a public function on May 8, 1998. (Photo by T.C.Malhotra/Getty Images)

An archival photograph of BJP stalwart Sushma Swaraj dated July 15, 1998. (Photo by Pradeep Bhatia/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

An archival photograph of BJP stalwart Sushma Swaraj dated July 15, 1998. (Photo by Pradeep Bhatia/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

BJP leader Sushma Swaraj with NC leader Farooq Abdullah during New Chief Justice of India AS Anand being sworn in at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on October 10, 1998. (Photo by SN Sinha/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

BJP leader Sushma Swaraj with NC leader Farooq Abdullah during New Chief Justice of India AS Anand being sworn in at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on October 10, 1998. (Photo by SN Sinha/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Archival photo of BJP leader Sushma Swaraj dated October 10, 1998. (Photo by Subhendu Ghosh /Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Archival photo of BJP leader Sushma Swaraj dated October 10, 1998. (Photo by Subhendu Ghosh /Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

BJP leader Sushma Swaraj along with Sahib Singh Verma and Madan Lal Khurana at BJP Office in New Delhi on October 11, 1998. (Photo by Girish Srivastava/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

BJP leader Sushma Swaraj along with Sahib Singh Verma and Madan Lal Khurana at BJP Office in New Delhi on October 11, 1998. (Photo by Girish Srivastava/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

The Lt. Governer of Delhi Vijay Kapoor congratulating Sushma Swaraj after she takes the oath as the new Chief Minister of Delhi State Government on October 12, 1998 in New Delhi. (Photo by T.C.Malhotra/Getty Images)

The Lt. Governer of Delhi Vijay Kapoor congratulating Sushma Swaraj after she takes the oath as the new Chief Minister of Delhi State Government on October 12, 1998 in New Delhi. (Photo by T.C.Malhotra/Getty Images)

BJP leader Sushma Swaraj is taking Oath as a Chief Minister of Delhi at Raj Bhavan in New Delhi on October 12, 1998. (Photo by Santosh Gupta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

BJP leader Sushma Swaraj is taking Oath as a Chief Minister of Delhi at Raj Bhavan in New Delhi on October 12, 1998. (Photo by Santosh Gupta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee with Delhi CM Sushma Swaraj during a election campaign rally in New Delhi on October 24, 1998. (Photo by Prakash Singh /Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee with Delhi CM Sushma Swaraj during a election campaign rally in New Delhi on October 24, 1998. (Photo by Prakash Singh /Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

BJP leader and Delhi Chief Minister Sushma Swaraj campaigns for Delhi Assembly Elections on November 6, 1998. (Photo by Prakash Srivastav/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

BJP leader and Delhi Chief Minister Sushma Swaraj campaigns for Delhi Assembly Elections on November 6, 1998. (Photo by Prakash Srivastav/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Members of Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee presents a sword to Delhi CM Sushma Swaraj in support to BJP for the Assembly Election in New Delhi on November 17, 1998. (Photo by Pradeep Bhatia/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Members of Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee presents a sword to Delhi CM Sushma Swaraj in support to BJP for the Assembly Election in New Delhi on November 17, 1998. (Photo by Pradeep Bhatia/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

BJP leader and former Delhi Chief Minister Sushma Swaraj with Congress leader and Delhi Chief Minister during Lieutenant Governor Hosted Party on Kargil Vijay Diwas in New Delhi on July 26, 2000.  (Photo by Pradeep Bhatia/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

BJP leader and former Delhi Chief Minister Sushma Swaraj with Congress leader and Delhi Chief Minister during Lieutenant Governor Hosted Party on Kargil Vijay Diwas in New Delhi on July 26, 2000. (Photo by Pradeep Bhatia/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Newly appointed Minister of Information and Broadcasting Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi on September 30, 2000. (Photo by Prakash Singh/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Newly appointed Minister of Information and Broadcasting Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi on September 30, 2000. (Photo by Prakash Singh/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Archival photograph of BJP leader Sushma Swaraj dated November 13, 2001. (Photo by Raj K Raj/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Archival photograph of BJP leader Sushma Swaraj dated November 13, 2001. (Photo by Raj K Raj/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Minister of Health and Family Welfare Sushma Swaraj during AIIMS 38th Annual Convocation in New Delhi on March 8, 2003. (Photo by Sunil Saxena/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Minister of Health and Family Welfare Sushma Swaraj during AIIMS 38th Annual Convocation in New Delhi on March 8, 2003. (Photo by Sunil Saxena/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

India's health minister Sushma Swaraj demonstrates the use of a nuclear-biological and chemical warfare mask to tackle the SARS virus on April 24, 2003. (Photo by Pallava Bagla/Corbis via Getty Images)

India's health minister Sushma Swaraj demonstrates the use of a nuclear-biological and chemical warfare mask to tackle the SARS virus on April 24, 2003. (Photo by Pallava Bagla/Corbis via Getty Images)

The Indian health minister Sushma Swaraj (R), and the director general of the World Health Organization, Dr. Jong-wook Lee (L), give a dose of oral polio vaccine to a boy on November 11, 2003. (Photo by Pallava Bagla/Corbis via Getty Images)

The Indian health minister Sushma Swaraj (R), and the director general of the World Health Organization, Dr. Jong-wook Lee (L), give a dose of oral polio vaccine to a boy on November 11, 2003. (Photo by Pallava Bagla/Corbis via Getty Images)

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