New Delhi: Former foreign minister Sushma Swaraj, who died on Tuesday (August 6), had asked lawyer Harish Salve to collect his fee of Re 1, just an hour before she passed away.

The fee was for representing India in Kulbhushan Jadhav case at International Court of Justice.

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Senior BJP leader Sushma passed away on Tuesday due to a heart attack. She was 67. Salve told Times Now that he had spoken to Sushma about an hour before she died.

He told the news channel, “I spoke to her at 8:50 pm. It was a very emotional conversation…. She said that I have to come and meet her. She said she would give me one rupee for the case which we won. I said of course I have to come and collect that precious fee. She said come tomorrow at 6 o’clock.”

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) gave India the good news with a 15-1 vote and put Kulbhushan Jadhav's execution on hold. ICJ rejected every argument put forth by Pakistan and called for a fair trial with respect to this case. The verdict came on July 17. The court also observed that Pakistan had indeed violated the Vienna Convention.

Sushma had described the verdict of the ICJ as a great victory for India. She tweeted, "I thank Mr.Harish Salve for presenting India's case before ICJ very effectively and successfully."