Senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj passed away on Tuesday (August 6) due to a heart attack. She was 67. Here are seven facts about the former foreign minister which will make you respect her more
New Delhi: Former foreign minister Sushma Swaraj passed away at Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Tuesday (August 6). She was 67.
The BJP leader was rushed to AIIMS in a very critical condition and sources said that she suffered a massive heart attack.
Sushma’s mortal remains will be kept at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi from 12 noon to 3 pm on Wednesday (August 7). After this, Sushma will be cremated with full state honours at the Lodhi Crematorium in the national capital.
Here are seven facts about the veteran leader which will make you respect her more
- Sushma was a former Law student at Punjab University. She practiced as an advocate of the Supreme Court
- She became the state president of the BJP in Haryana in 1979 and the youngest Haryana minister at the age of 25 years
- Sushma was also the first woman spokesperson for any political party in India
- Sushma became the first woman chief minister of Delhi in 1998
- She was a state-level champion of the ‘Best Hindi Speaker’ competition for three consecutive years
- Sushma’s political career started with Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) in the 1970s
- She was the winner of ‘Outstanding Parliamentarian Award’
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Last Updated Aug 7, 2019, 1:50 PM IST