Sushma Swaraj dies: Mahindra, Priti Patel remember 'Iron lady'; B-town celebs mourn the loss of a leader
Sushma Swaraj passed away on Tuesday night after suffering a cardiac arrest.
Mahindra and Mahindra Group chairman Anand Mahindra was one of the first few who remembered Swaraj. While sharing one of her old tweets, Mahindra paid tribute to Swaraj by calling her 'Mother India'. He also said that even now she continues to carry the affection of millions.
इस दिन को देख लिया आप ने लेकिन आपको हम फिर कभी ना देख पाएँगे RIP Mother India...You carry with you the affection of… https://t.co/mTVJLtBHR7— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) 1565115251000
Biocon MD Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw expressed how devastated she was to hear of the former leader's sudden demise. She also expressed admiration for the bold and compassionate leader Swaraj was.
"I am devastated to hear the shockingly sad news of #SushmaSwaraj’s sudden demise. I deeply admired her as a tall woman political leader with a bold and compassionate personality who was so widely loved and respected. I will miss her. RIP"
I am devastated to hear the shockingly sad news of #SushmaSwaraj’s sudden demise. I deeply admired her as a tall wo… https://t.co/IFxpkSSD1A— Kiran Mazumdar Shaw (@kiranshaw) 1565142941000
#sushmaswaraj The Iron Lady of India & a dear personal friend. She will be remembered for her public service to the… https://t.co/xcXFrVCHTy— Priti Patel MP (@patel4witham) 1565131796000
While expressing her sadness, legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar remembered Swaraj as a selfless and sensitive soul.
Deeply shocked and saddened to hear about Sushma Swaraj ji’s sudden demise. A graceful and honest leader, a sensi… https://t.co/6VgCD3dIzh— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) 1565115341000
Legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan, through a series of tweets, shared pictures with the former leader. He remembered Swaraj as great orator.
एक अत्यंत दुखद समाचार ! एक बहुत ही प्रबल राजनीतिज्ञ , एक मिलनसार व्यक्तिव , एक अद्भुत प्रवक्ता । आत्मा की शांति… https://t.co/EaAe9w2WJT— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) 1565123465000
"मृदुभाषी, सम्मोहक वक्ता, मिलनसार, दुखहर्ता। सुषमाजी जैसों का रिक्त स्थान कभी नहीं भरता।।" ~ Ef v https://t.co/YLzIp3SpZS— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) 1565151239000
T 3251 - 'मृदुभाषी, सम्मोहक वक्ता, मिलनसार, दुखहर्ता। सुषमाजी जैसों का रिक्त स्थान कभी नहीं भरता।।' ~ Ef V https://t.co/upWSXevwaH— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) 1565152612000
Actor and BJP's MP from Gurdaspur Sunny Deol paid tribute to one of the finest leaders of India on Twitter.
Captain of the Indian cricket team Virat Kohli prayed for the deceased leader's soul.
My sincere condolences on passing away of #Sushmaswaraj ji. One of the finest leader of our country.She was special… https://t.co/x5oGkJROgf— Sunny Deol (@iamsunnydeol) 1565114822000
'Mission Mangal' actor Akshay Kumar remembered the dynamic leader who was admired by all.
Extremely sad to hear about the passing away of #SushmaSwaraj ji...she was such a dynamic leader, someone who was u… https://t.co/agkr7HCIEt— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) 1565151588000
Ayushmann Khurrana, who recently appeared in the film 'Article 15', shared one of Swaraj's tweets while paying tribute to her. The BJP leader had earlier said tweeted even if people are stuck on Mars, the Indian Embassy will be there to.
This is how she made foreign ministry accessible to the masses. #RIPSushmaJi https://t.co/4LpcZccO8Q— Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) 1565153541000
Rishi Kapoor, who is currently seeking treatment for a health condition in New York, tweeted for Swaraj.
RIP. Sushma Swaraj ji.— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) 1565136825000
Actor Vivek Oberoi hailed Swaraj as an 'iron lady' and a true patriot. He paid tribute to the deceased minister by calling her an inspiration for everyone.
An Iron Lady who was not only a true patriot but an incredible inspiration for each and every one of us. An epitome… https://t.co/dxU8Eac0RE— Vivek Anand Oberoi (@vivekoberoi) 1565133741000
Directors Anurag Kashyap and Karan Johar remembered Swaraj as a great parliamentarian and orator.
Rest in peace @SushmaSwaraj ji. You were the most amazing parliamentarian and the minister and always there for you… https://t.co/MV0yl6iV53— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) 1565118346000
#RIPSushmaSwarajJi ...an amazing leader, orator and minister..... condolences to the family...— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) 1565123748000
Actor Riteish Deshmukh called her demise a huge loss for India. While calling Swaraj an absolute patriot, he shared condolences to her family and her followers.
" A huge loss for India- An outstanding orator, an absolute patriot, a tall leader @SushmaSwaraj Ji is no more. As an Ext Affairs minister she was always accessible to every Indian who was in need of help. My deepest condolences to the family, loved ones & millions of followers."
A huge loss for India- An outstanding orator, an absolute patriot, a tall leader @SushmaSwaraj Ji is no more. As an… https://t.co/ihYfWRjMyB— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) 1565114502000
Celebrity chef Vikas Khanna shared a picture with Swaraj. He thanked the deceased minister for letting him cook for her and for blessing her.
❤️Forever. #SushmaSwaraj ji. Thank you for letting me cook for you on your every trip to NY. And always blessing… https://t.co/tTw1O7SmPi— Vikas Khanna (@TheVikasKhanna) 1565116496000
Cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir, through his tweet, revealed that he is deeply grieved by the loss of a leader like Swaraj. He remembered the veteran as a pillar of BJP and as the most-loved minister of all time.
I'm beyond aggrieved at the passing away of Smt. #SushmaSwaraj A veteran politician and a pillar of the BJP, she wa… https://t.co/J1C7yRHhxy— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) 1565114364000
Virender Sehwag, Suresh Raina and Mohammad Kaif, too, expressed grief on the loss a great leader.
Heartfelt condolences to family and admirers of #SushmaSwaraj ji. Om Shanti https://t.co/c3RTBJxgXe— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) 1565114088000
Fierce, result-driven & a people’s person - she was all of that & more. A true leader. Still unable to process the… https://t.co/xApms5fXNu— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) 1565116565000
A 'shocked' Sania Mirza paid tribute to the brand ambassador of the 'girl child' campaign. The Tennis ace also wrote in her tweet that she will always cherish her relationship with Swaraj.
Shocked at the passing away of my dear Sushma Swaraj Ji. Had the honour of working as the brand ambassador of the '… https://t.co/CPJHSJFv16— Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) 1565116250000
A deeply saddened Shabana Azmi talked about her cordial relationship with Swaraj despite political differences. She also hailed the her as an articulate and sharp leader.
Deeply saddened that Sushma Swaraj has passed away.Inspite of political differences we had an extremely cordial rel… https://t.co/6jpuIueKxI— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) 1565114794000
Other B-town celebs who remembered Swaraj as a great leader and offered condolences to the family were Swara Bhasker, Sanjay Dutt, Anil Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Huma Qureshi, Dhanush, Parineeti Chopra and Arjun Kapoor.
We lost a real daughter of India #SUSHMA SWARAJ JI -I always admired her for her clarity of thoughts speech n act… https://t.co/ggmONU7XUg— Subhash Ghai (@SubhashGhai1) 1565117657000
RIP #SushmaSwaraj ji. She epitomised dignity, commitment to democratic norms, grace in politics. A brilliant parlia… https://t.co/zqrJx0ayHj— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) 1565114944000
It's with a heavy heart that we bid goodbye to the fierce leader and exceptional human being that was @SushmaSwaraj… https://t.co/Y3btSjXYn9— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) 1565147889000
RIP Sushma ji. Absolutely shocked and devastated to hear about her passing. She was always close to me and was extr… https://t.co/5Q3BBsRso3— Sanjay Dutt (@duttsanjay) 1565116384000
RIP #SushmaSwaraj ji. May her soul rest in peace— Huma Qureshi (@humasqureshi) 1565115773000
Rest in peace my beloved dearest mrs.ygp Amma— Dhanush (@dhanushkraja) 1565115379000
I hail from Ambala Cantt, same as Sushma Swaraj ji. Always felt proud that a woman from our small town made it big,… https://t.co/SA58cWoMMu— Parineeti Chopra (@ParineetiChopra) 1565114982000
India has lost its extraordinary leader, minister and personality.. May God bless her soul #SushmaSwaraj— Arjun Kapoor (@arjunk26) 1565116988000
Saddened to hear about the sudden demise of Sushma Swaraj ji . May her soul rest in peace— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) 1565117392000
Calling it a 'devastating news', author Amish Tripathi paid tribute to the mother-like leader on Twitter.
He wrote, "Devastating news. #SushmaSwaraj ji has left too early. A kind, yet tough, almost Mother-like leader. I was in awe of her deep knowledge of our Texts & traditions. And the time she took to speak with anyone meeting her, despite her crazily busy schedule. 1 in a billion."
Devastating news. #SushmaSwaraj ji has left too early. A kind, yet tough, almost Mother-like leader. I was in awe o… https://t.co/0X0Rdf1aJU— Amish Tripathi (@authoramish) 1565142247000
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