One year after her death, netizens are posting their tributes to former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. An extremely popular minister, Swaraj had passed away at the age of 67 on August 6, 2019, due to cardiac arrest.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes to Sushma Swaraj remembering his colleague as an articulate voice for India on a world stage.
Remembering Sushma Ji on her first Punya Tithi. Her untimely and unfortunate demise left many saddened. She served India selflessly and was an articulate voice for India at the world stage.
Here is what I had spoken at a prayer meet in her memory. https://t.co/nHIXCw469P
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 6, 2020
Vice President Venkaiah Niadu said that she was an inspiring leader with a blend of modern thinking and traditional values.
Sushma Ji was seen as an epitome of Indian culture. She was a blend of modern thinking and traditional values. She was always respectful towards seniors and elders. She was one of the most affable Indian politicians and treated everybody with warmth and affection. #SushmaSwaraj
— Vice President of India (@VPSecretariat) August 6, 2020
Many twitter users have posted few iconic speeches given by Sushma Swaraj in Parliament. She was a powerful orator and had many people hold her in high regard for her clarity of thought.
Historical speech by Smt. Sushma Swaraj ji spoke about Secularism in the Parliament.
Paid tribute to Smt. #SushmaSwaraj ji on the first death anniversary.
All nation always miss you Ma’am 🙏 pic.twitter.com/6gMbKYXSN9
— Pushpendra Kulshreshtha (@iArmySupporter) August 6, 2020
Ms. Sushma Swaraj left and indelible mark on those who had the good fortune of meeting her. Abdulla Shahid, Foreign Minister of Maldives also paid a tribute to her.
I pay tribute to former Min. of External Affairs of #India, Late Smt. #SushmaSwaraj on the first anniversary of her death.
She was a great friend and an unstoppable force in diplomacy. Her crucial role in strengthening 🇲🇻 – 🇮🇳 partnership will always be remembered & appreciated. pic.twitter.com/2mZqxHHKcu
— Abdulla Shahid (@abdulla_shahid) August 6, 2020
Sushma Swaraj endeared herself to netizens especially NRIs and many remember her for her approachability and proactiveness to rescue Indians stranded abroad.
“Even If You Are Stuck on Mars, Indian Embassy Will Help You”
Remembering Sushma Swaraj ma’am on her first death anniversary. pic.twitter.com/Ytyo5KMImY
— 🇦🇫 Zoya 🇮🇳 (@Zoya_nafidi) August 6, 2020
Leaders across political parties, diplomats and netizens have poured out their hearts to remember of the the finest women politicians India has seen in recent memory.