Sushma Swaraj cremated with full state honours: Narendra Modi, top leaders pay last respects

Updated: Aug 07, 2019, 19:48 | Sunny Rodricks
  • Sushma Swaraj cremated with full state honours: Narendra Modi, top leaders pay last respects

    Former Minister of External Affairs and veteran BJP leader Sushma Swaraj passed away on August 6, 2019, after suffering a cardiac arrest. Swaraj, who was regarded as one of the most dynamic politicians in the country was 67 years old and is survived by her husband and daughter. The politician was cremated with state honours at Lodhi crematorium in New Delhi.

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    Police personnel carry the mortal remains of former external affairs minister and BJP leader, late Sushma Swaraj for the last rites at Lodhi crematorium in New Delhi. Pic/Pallav Paliwal

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    Members of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) pay tribute to India's former foreign minister Sushma Swaraj in Amritsar, Punjab

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  • Sushma Swaraj cremated with full state honours: Narendra Modi, top leaders pay last respects

    In Pic: The mortal remains of India's former foreign minister Sushma Swaraj being taken from the BJP headquarters to the Lodhi crematorium for the last rites.

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  • Sushma Swaraj cremated with full state honours: Narendra Modi, top leaders pay last respects

    Thousand of BJP workers joined the convoy carrying the mortal remains of former external affairs minister, late Sushma Swaraj as it was on its way to the Lodhi crematorium for her the final rites in New Delhi.

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  • Sushma Swaraj cremated with full state honours: Narendra Modi, top leaders pay last respects

    The mortal remains of BJP leader and former Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj were brought to the Lodhi crematorium in New Delhi as Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, and former Bhutan PM Tshering Tobgay arrived for the final rites.

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    Bansuri Swaraj, daughter of former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj performed the final rites of her mother and late BJP leader Sushma Swaraj as Swaraj Kaushal, husband of Sushma Swaraj got emotional. Pic/Pallav Paliwal

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    In pic: Sushma Swaraj's daughter Bansuri Swaraj gets emotional as she performs the last rites of her mother and BJP leader, late Sushma Swaraj.

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    Narendra Modi, Senior BJP leader LK Advani, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at the Lodhi crematorium for the last rites of the late Sushma Swaraj. Pic/Pallav Paliwal

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    BJP workers and Sushma Swaraj admirers couldn't control their tears as her mortal remains made their way from the BJP headquarters to the Lodhi crematorium in New Delhi. Members of the Bhartiya Janata Party chanted "Sushmaji amar rahe" and "Jab tak suraj chand rahega, Sushma tera naam rhega," throughout the funeral procession of late Sushma Swaraj.

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    In pic: Sushma Swaraj's daughter Bansuri Swaraj and husband Swaraj Kaushal salute as state honours are accorded to late Sushma Swaraj before the final rites at BJP headquarters in New Delhi.

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    Prime Minister Narendra Modi consoles Bansuri Swaraj, daughter of former external affairs minister, late Sushma Swaraj after paying homage to her mortal remains at her residence in New Delhi.

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    Geeta, a deaf-mute Indian woman who accidentally crossed over to Pakistan, breaks down while paying homage to former Union minister Sushma Swaraj, during a condolence meeting in Indore. Geeta, who was stranded in Pakistan for nearly 15 years, was rescued and brought back to India after intervention by Swaraj, who at that time was the external affairs minister.

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    Union Minister Smriti Irani pays homage to former external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj minutes before her mortal remains left the BJP headquarters to Lodhi crematorium for the final rites in New Delhi.

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Veteran BJP leader and former Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj passed away in New Delhi on August 6, 2019, after suffering a cardiac arrest. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, former Bhutan PM Tshering Tobgay, former Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, and politicians across parties and scores of people paid homage to the former Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj at her funeral, held at Lodhi crematorium in New Delhi. (All Pictures/PTI and Twitter ANI)

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