PM Modi gets teary-eyed as pays last repects to Sushma Swaraj


Radhika Dhawad | Aug 7, 2019 13:00

PM Modi long with Sushma Swaraj’s husband Swaraj Kaushal

Calling it a ‘personal loss,’ Prime Minister Narendra Modi was seen in tears when he paid last respects to former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj at the latter’s Delhi residence at Djawan Deep Building, Janpath today.

Modi tweeted, “Sushma Ji’s demise is a personal loss. She will be remembered fondly for everything that she’s done for India. My thoughts are with her family, supporters and admirers in this very unfortunate hour. Om Shanti.”

He added,”I can’t forget the manner in which Sushma Ji worked tirelessly as EAM in the last 5 years. Even when her health was not good, she would do everything possible to do justice to her work and remain up to date with matters of her Ministry. The spirit and commitment was unparalleled.”

PM Modi called her a prolific orator and an outstanding parliamentarian. “Sushma Swaraj Ji was one of her kind, who was a source of inspiration for crores of people.”

Sushma Swaraj died on Tuesday night after she suffered a massive cardiac arrest at AIIMS in Delhi.