Popular TV actor Karanvir Bohra mourns India’s former foreign minister Sushma Swaraj's death as he recounted the incident when he was detained in Russia and she had intervened to help him
Popular television actor Karanvir Bohra, in a tweet, remembered the former foreign minister Sushma Swaraj, who died of a cardiac arrest on Tuesday night (August 6). He said that Swaraj 'never made any Indian feel alienated when in trouble in a foreign land'.
Karanvir wrote on Twitter, “Shocked to hear that @SushmaSwaraj ji passed away.A woman who worked hard for the betterment of r country,she never made any Indian feel alienated when in trouble in a foreign land. (Like in Russia, if it wasn’t for Sushmaji I wud have been impounded) #RIPSushmaJi #Jaihind.”
Here's Karanvir Bohra's tweet:
Shocked to hear that @SushmaSwaraj ji passed away.A woman who worked hard for the betterment of r country,she never made any Indian feel alienated when in trouble in a foreign land.— Karanvir Bohra (@KVBohra) August 6, 2019
(Like in Russia, if it wasn't for Sushmaji I wud have been impounded) #RIPSushmaJi #Jaihind🇮🇳
In January this year, Bohra, who was one of the five finalists on the reality show, Bigg Boss 12, was detained at the Moscow International Airport due to his damaged passport issues. He had flown to Russia to attend the MacCoffee Bollywood Film Festival. The 36-year-old actor then contacted the Indian Embassy, which issued a temporary passport to the actor after Sushma Swaraj intervened.
At that time, Karanvir Bohra had tweeted, “So bummed… waiting at #moscowairport coz my passport is a little damaged. They (are) contemplating to deport me back to India.”
so bummed... waiting at #moscowairport coz my passport is a little damaged.— Karanvir Bohra (@KVBohra) January 30, 2019
They contemplating to deport me back to India. @IndEmbMoscowRus @IndEmbMoscow i wished you would have told me that prior to issuing me the visa.
feeling bad for @IndianFilmsRus
Later, he thanked the then foreign minister along with a video which he posted on Twitter. He also wrote, “I have no words to thank the @IndEmbMoscow 4 helping me get a brand new temporary passport and a visa.celebrity or no celebrity, i know one thing for sure, we Indians are in very safe hands when we travel abroad... thanks to @SushmaSwaraj and the #IndianEmbassy for their help.”
I'm so so so thankful to the #indianembassymoscow @sushmaswarajofficial ji #indianembassy for helping me get a temproray passport here in #russiamoscow a special mention to #indianambassadormoscow @naiefmemon #MrDBvenkateshverma @indianfilmsrussia @rgstudios.in for taking care of this. lots of love to #thahseennazim @chintanpavlankar @rahulloomba @afrozshah_ #tabrezkhan #artur #karen #myfamily all my #industryfriends #kvbarmy and people who stood by me thru this 9 hour ordeal. im here in moscow and gonna live every minute of it... #allswellthatendswell #omnamoshivaya
Not just Bohra, Sushma helped many Indians stuck abroad.
With Sushma Swaraj's demise, the national capital has lost three former chief ministers in less than a year.
Sushma, who was the chief minister of Delhi for a brief period from October-December 1998, passed away due to cardiac arrest. The funeral will be held at 3 pm on Wednesday (August 7) at the Lodhi Road crematorium in Delhi.
(Inputs from PTI)
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