EAM S Jaishankar pays respect to former foreign minister Sushma Swaraj on death anniversary

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Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar paid tribute to Sushma Swaraj on her third death anniversary and fondly remembered her.

Former External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj and current EAM S Jaishankar. (File photo/ Twitter)

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  • EAM Jaishankar paid respect to Sushma Swaraj on third death anniversary
  • Jaishankar had served under Sushma Swaraj as India’s Foreign Secretary
  • Swaraj died at the age of 67 on August 6, 2019

On Sushma Swaraj’s third death anniversary, Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar paid tribute and said that she is fondly remembered.

“Fondly remember Sushma Swaraj ji on the anniversary of her passing away. In our thoughts, so many times in so many ways,” EAM S Jaishankar wrote on Twitter and shared a heartwarming picture.

Fondly remember Sushma Swaraj ji on the anniversary of her passing away.
In our thoughts, so many times in so many ways. pic.twitter.com/TzC2nbfFJE

— Dr. S. Jaishankar (@DrSJaishankar) August 6, 2022

Jaishankar had served under Sushma Swaraj as India’s Foreign Secretary in the first Modi government.

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Tributes poured in from the political fraternity. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh also remembered and wrote on Twitter, “Sushma Swaraj ji was a stalwart of Indian politics, who was known for her easy-going and gentle behaviour along with being an effective orator. She has contributed a lot in taking the country and the party forward. On the occasion of her death anniversary, I remember her and pay my tributes.”

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— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) August 6, 2022

Union Home Minister Amit Shah stated, “Sushma Swaraj ji established high ideals of public service in Indian politics with her simplicity, hard work and patriotism. Her struggle for public welfare and quick help to the people while being the Foreign Minister will always remain in our memory.”

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— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) August 6, 2022

Sushma Swaraj, the veteran BJP leader and former external affairs minister, died at the age of 67 on August 6, 2019 after suffering a cardiac attack.

Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla were among the leaders who paid their tributes to the former minister.

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