Sushma Swaraj (R) looks up at Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) as the Indian head of state arrived to the official welcoming ceremony for French President Francois Hollande in New Delhi on January 25, 2016.
South African Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane (L) embraces Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj (R) during The India-Africa Summit in New Delhi on October 27, 2015. India hosted an unprecedented gathering of Africa's leaders as it ramps up the race for resources on the continent, where its rival China already has a major head start. Postponed since December over the Ebola crisis, the India-Africa Forum Summit from October 26-29 was the first under Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the biggest gathering of foreign dignitaries in India since 1983
Sushma Swaraj visits the National Vocational Campus in Batticoloa on April 20, 2012. Swaraj was leading a team on a four-day visit to Sri Lanka to familiarise themselves with post-war developments in the island nation
Sushma Swaraj appeared to be in a pensive mood during an ongoing week-long protest rally for fireband Hindu nun and former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh state Uma Bharti (photograph in the background) in Bangalore, September 5, 2004. Swaraj along with BJP leader and former union ministers Arun Jaitley and Maneka Gandhi and senior party leader Vinay Katiyar (unseen) were arrested after addressing a BJP rally to protest against the arrest of Bharti after an Indian court had issued an arrest warrant in her name for defying a curfew in 1994 and attempting to hoist India's national flag at the Idgah Maidan, a prayer ground in Hubli that is disputed by Hindus and Muslims
Sushma Swaraj smiles after arriving at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake on March 6, 2015.
Sushma Swaraj was captured listening to the then Pakistani Information Minister Nisar Memon (not in the picture) during the first session of the second day of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) information ministers meeting in Islamabad on March 8, 2002
Sushma Swaraj visits a hospital in the northeastern town of Mullaittivu, on April 18, 2012. According to rights groups to 40,000 Tamil civilians were killed in the final months of a battle between Tamil rebels and Sri Lankan government forces in 2009
Sushma Swaraj inaugurates the health exhibition 'Arogya 2003', by lighting a traditional lamp in New Delhi, on September 25, 2003. The exhibition highlighted various Indian systems of complimentary medicine such as Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani, Homeopathy and Yoga which form an integral part of the country's centuries old therapeutic heritage
Sushma Swaraj (L) addresses an emergency meeting of senior officials of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SARRC) on Avian Flu as SAARC Director Mohamed Naseer looks on in New Delhi, February 16, 2004
Sushma Swaraj speaks during a meeting with Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh (not pictured) in Hanoi on August 25, 2014. Swaraj is on a two-day visit focused on bilateral ties
Former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's passed away on August 6, 2019. We look back at the affable leader, in some candid moments from over the years. All pictures/AFP
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