Sushma Swaraj makes Indian Embassy in US work on holiday. Here's why

Oct 13, 2016, 08:40 IST | mid-day online correspondent

Sushma Swaraj helps man get visa for father's funeralSushma Swaraj. Pic/PTI

In yet another prompt response to a request on Twitter, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj directed Indian Embassy in Washington to give visa to an Indian to attend his father's last rites.

Swaraj's directive to the Embassy came after one Sarita Takru, a resident of Karnal, appealed to the External Affairs Minister on twitter to give visa to her US-based son Abhai Kaul so he can attend his father's cremation.

However what made this special was that despite the the mission being closed for two days for Vijaya Dashmi and Muharram, Swaraj made sure that the visa is granted.

The request was such.

Swaraj then tweeted this.

Soon after Swaraj's instruction, the Indian Embassy asked Takru to share Kaul's contact details with it so that visa can be granted expeditiously.

The External Affairs Minister is known for her prompt response to Indians in distress abroad and this incident has just added another feather to her cap. 

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