Sushma Swaraj was one of the most popular politicians of India, and she has died at the age of 67.
She has served as the foreign minister of India for five years. On Tuesday, she suffered a cardiac arrest.
In 2016, she had a kidney transplant and has been suffering from extremely poor health. Her death has everyone mourning, as she became known for helping stuck abroad Indians and responded to them on Twitter.
“A glorious chapter in Indian politics comes to an end,” Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi said on Twitter.
“India grieves the demise of a remarkable leader who devoted her life to public service and bettering lives of the poor. Sushma Swaraj Ji was one of her kind, who was a source of inspiration,” he said.
“Sushma Ji was a prolific orator and outstanding Parliamentarian. She was admired and revered across party lines. She was uncompromising when it came to matters of ideology and interests of the BJP, whose growth she immensely contributed to.”
“India lost a much-loved leader who epitomised dignity, courage & integrity in public life,” President Ram Nath Kovind said.