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Sushma Swaraj cremated with full state honours as nation mourns

Aug 07, 2019, 18:08 IST | mid-day online correspondent Check for updates

Former Minister of External Affairs and BJP leader Sushma Swaraj passed away after suffering a heart attack on August 6, 2019 - she was 67. The senior BJP leader breathed her last at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Tuesday night

  • Aug 07, 2019, 17:50 IST

    Mahashay Dharampal Gulati, the owner of MDH spice company got emotional as he came to pay homage to the mortal remains of former External Affairs Minister and BJP leader, late Sushma Swaraj, reports ANI.

  • Aug 07, 2019, 17:40 IST

    Parliamentarians observed silence during an obituary reference of former external affairs minister and senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj in the Rajya Sabha, during the ongoing Budget Session of Parliament in New Delhi.

    Parliament Swaraj

  • Aug 07, 2019, 17:30 IST

    In a picture shared by news agency ANI, Mohammad Zuhaib, an artist from Uttar Pradesh was seen paying his last respects to the late Sushma Swaraj by making a charcoal portrait of her. Pic/ANI

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  • Aug 07, 2019, 17:20 IST

    Bollywood actress Rakul Preet Singh also took to Twitter and paid tributes to BJP leader, late Sushma Swaraj. Here's what she wrote:

  • Aug 07, 2019, 17:09 IST

    Member of Parliament, Sonal Mansingh took to Twitter to pay homage to the Former Minister of External Affairs and BJP leader Sushma Swaraj. In her tweet, Sonal said that Swaraj was a brilliant orator, elegantly dignified politician, an icon of Indian womanhood and much more.

  • Aug 07, 2019, 16:56 IST

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, senior BJP leader LK Advani, Union Ministers Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, and others leave from Lodhi Crematorium after the mortal remains of late Sushma Swaraj was cremated with full state honours.

  • Aug 07, 2019, 16:54 IST

    Police personnel lay the National Flag over the mortal remains of former external affairs minister and late BJP leader Sushma Swaraj at BJP headquarters in New Delhi. Pic/PTI

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  • Aug 07, 2019, 16:52 IST

    Former union minister and senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj has been cremated with state honours at Lodhi Crematorium in Delhi

  • Aug 07, 2019, 16:11 IST

    PM Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and former Bhutan PM Tshering Tobgay are at Lodhi crematorium, according to reports

  • Aug 07, 2019, 15:46 IST

    ANI has reported that former BJP leader Sushma Swaraj's mortal remains have been brought to Lodhi crematorium

  • Aug 07, 2019, 15:35 IST

    The mortal remains of former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj were brought to Lodhi crematorium from BJP headquarter on Wednesday afternoon.

  • Aug 07, 2019, 15:25 IST

    According to ANI, here is what the Dalai Lama had to say about Sushma Swaraj: I offer my prayers & my condolences at this difficult time. Sushma Swaraj enjoyed immense respect for her compassionate concern for people&her friendly demeanour. In devoting herself to service of others, she led a very meaningful life.

  • Aug 07, 2019, 15:16 IST

    As reported by ANI, in the video, Rajnath Singh, Ravi Shankar Prasad, JP Nadda, give a shoulder to later Sushma Swaraj's mortal remains

  • Aug 07, 2019, 15:04 IST

    US Embassy in Delhi speaking to ANI: #SushmaSwaraj was a steadfast advocate for her compatriots. As External Affairs Minister, she was a key partner in strengthening US-India bilateral relationship, most prominently during the inaugural 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue in September 2018.

  • Aug 07, 2019, 14:49 IST

    Speaking to ANI, Jaya Prada said: We called her ‘didi’ & today she is no more with us. She was a mother, a sister, a huge politician & a great orator as well. She did a lot for the country, especially for the poor. We have lost a great, honest & a remarkable leader.

  • Aug 07, 2019, 14:33 IST

    Watch full video: Sushma Swaraj No More - Tributes Pour In For The Veteran BJP Leader

  • Aug 07, 2019, 14:23 IST

    According to ANI, the Punjab government declared a half-day leave for all government organizations and government-run schools as a mark of respect for senior BJP leader and former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who passed away due after a cardiac arrest on Tuesday night.

  • Aug 07, 2019, 13:53 IST

    The mortal remains of former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj were brought to BJP headquarters from her residence on Wednesday afternoon as people were chanting 'Sushma ji Amar rahe'. The body would be kept there for public viewing and will be later cremated at the Lodhi crematorium.

  • Aug 07, 2019, 13:44 IST

    Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu said that he would miss Swaraj on Raksha Bandhan. He said, "She was like my sister who always addressed me as 'Anna' (elder brother). She was a regular at family and cultural events at my residence for a long time."

  • Aug 07, 2019, 13:44 IST

    Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu said that he would miss Swaraj on Raksha Bandhan. He said, "She was like my sister who always addressed me as 'Anna' (elder brother). She was a regular at family and cultural events at my residence for a long time."

  • Aug 07, 2019, 13:36 IST

    The girl who was rescued from Saudi Arabia when late Sushma Swaraj was External Affairs Minister, Zainab Bi, broke down while remembering her.

  • Aug 07, 2019, 13:36 IST

    The girl who was rescued from Saudi Arabia when late Sushma Swaraj was External Affairs Minister, Zainab Bi, broke down while remembering her.

  • Aug 07, 2019, 13:19 IST

    Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis cancelled all his 'Maha Janadesh Yatra' programmes for the day in order to pay respect to Sushma Swaraj. He offered his condolences in a series of tweets last night. He wrote, "Sushma Ji, me and crores like me would miss you forever!"

  • Aug 07, 2019, 13:12 IST

    Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, Shivraj Singh Chouhan praised her contribution to the country. He tweeted in Hindi saying, "Goddess Saraswati resided in the voice of sister Sushma. She was lauded in every work she undertook. She was a strong organiser and administrator." He also posted several images along with her.

  • Aug 07, 2019, 12:57 IST

    View Photos: Sushma Swaraj: A powerful orator, people's minister and politician of many firsts

    Sushma Swaraj

  • Aug 07, 2019, 12:56 IST

    As per PTI reports, the untimely demise of Sushma Swaraj had left him as well as millions of party workers and her admirers in a state of shock, Union home minister and BJP president Amit Shah said on Wednesday, as he remembered the departed leader's stints in various positions in the opposition and in different governments.

  • Aug 07, 2019, 12:48 IST

    As per PTI, The Gujarat government and the ruling BJP have cancelled all their programmes scheduled for Wednesday in view of the death of senior party leader and former external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj.

  • Aug 07, 2019, 12:26 IST

    In a video shared by ANI, Geeta, the girl who the late Sushma Swaraj brought back from Pakistan in 2015, also came to pay her respects to the former BJP leader.

  • Aug 07, 2019, 11:53 IST

    Speaking to ANI, Sarabjit Singh's sister Dalbir Kaur said, "Could not believe that she would leave us so soon, still can't. It's a huge loss for the entire country. She always helped people. Whether it was Hamid Ansari, Sarabjit, Geeta or Jadhav, she helped all. May her soul rest in peace."

  • Aug 07, 2019, 11:39 IST

    Delhi has lost 3 Former Chief Ministers in less than a year - Sheila Dixit, Madan Lal Khurana and now, Sushma Swaraj

  • Aug 07, 2019, 11:33 IST

    Veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader LK Advani could not control his emotions and broke down after reaching the residence of #SushmaSwaraj

  • Aug 07, 2019, 11:18 IST

    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi arrived at the residence of former External Affairs Minister and BJP leader #SushmaSwaraj to pay last respects. Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday night took to Twitter to condole the passing away of #SushmaSwaraj. The former Congress President described Sushma Swaraj as an extraordinary politician and a gifted orator

  • Aug 07, 2019, 11:03 IST

    Many leaders across the political spectrum paid tributes to former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj who passed away untimely late night on Tuesday. Mamata Banerjee, Nitish Kumar and MK Stalin tweeted their condolences.

  • Aug 07, 2019, 11:01 IST

    Leader of Congress Sonia Gandhi arrived to pay her last respects to the lat Sushma Swaraj at her residence in Delhi.

  • Aug 07, 2019, 10:49 IST

    Amit Shah pays his last respects to the late Sushma Swaraj at her residence in New Delhi

  • Aug 07, 2019, 10:42 IST

    According to PTI, BJP veteran L K Advani, paid rich tributes to Sushma Swaraj as well. He went on to describe her as 'one of his closest colleagues who rose to become one of the BJP's most popular and prominent faces and "a role model for women leaders'.

  • Aug 07, 2019, 10:25 IST

    Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Derek O'Brien and Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi paid their last respects to Sushma Swaraj at her home residence in Delhi. "I have come here today to condole with the family. Sushma Swaraj was an outstanding public servant and self-made woman. She was respected across political parties because of her stature. Mamata Banerjee is in Chennai otherwise she would have been here perhaps. We condole with her family and many admirers," Derek told reporters.

  • Aug 07, 2019, 10:14 IST

    News agency ANI also shared a video which showed Narendra Modi paying his last respects to late Sushma Swaraj at her residence.

  • Aug 07, 2019, 09:59 IST

    Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, arrives to pay his last respects to former BJP leader and former External Affair Minister Sushma Swaraj at her residence.

  • Aug 07, 2019, 09:53 IST

    People pay last repects to mortal remains of former external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj at her residence in New Delhi People pay last respects to mortal remains of former external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj at her residence in New Delhi. Pic/ PTI

  • Aug 07, 2019, 09:53 IST

    Mulayam Singh Yadav arrived to pay his last respect to Sushma Swaraj.

  • Aug 07, 2019, 09:50 IST

    Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to ANI: Deeply shocked to learn of the passing away of Sushma Swaraj, a senior political leader of India & former External Affairs Minister. Heartfelt condolences & deepest sympathies to the Govt & people of India as well as to the bereaved family members.

  • Aug 07, 2019, 09:39 IST

    According to reports from ANI, Narendra Modi will be paying his last respects to Sushma Swaraj at her residence shortly.

  • Aug 07, 2019, 09:29 IST

    Om Birla, Lok Sabha speaker also visited the residence of former BJP leader late Sushma Swaraj to pay his respects

  • Aug 07, 2019, 09:18 IST

    Anil Baijlal, Delhi Lt. Governor, arrived to pay his last respect to the late Sushma Swaraj

  • Aug 07, 2019, 09:16 IST

    Senior BJP leader LK Advani took to Twitter to praise Sushma Swaraj as a 'remarkable leader' also calling her loss 'irreparable'. He also said that he would miss her

  • Aug 07, 2019, 09:06 IST

    According to reports by news agency PTI, the Delhi government on declared a two-day mourning in the capital of India as a mark of respect for senior BJP leader and former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who passed away on August 6.

  • Aug 07, 2019, 09:01 IST

    According to BJP Working President Jagat Prakash Nadda, Sushma Swaraj will be cremated today at Lodhi road crematorium with full state honours

  • Aug 07, 2019, 08:51 IST

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to condole the demise of former Union minister Sushma Swaraj, by saying a glorious chapter in Indian politics came to an end.

  • Aug 07, 2019, 08:50 IST

    Earlier in the day, Sushma Swaraj had expressed delight over the passing of key bills pertaining to Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh and thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the same.

  • Aug 07, 2019, 08:47 IST

    Former BJP leader Sushma Swaraj was brought to AIIMS at 10:15 PM and was straight away taken to the emergency ward. According to sources, Sushma Swaraj suffered from a cardiac arrest and passed away. She had a kidney transplant in 2016 and had opted out of contesting Lok Sabha polls earlier this year for health reasons.

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