Sushma Swaraj cremated with state honours

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Former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has been cremated with full state honours at Lodhi Crematorium.

PM Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Home Minister Amit Shah and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla paid their last respects to Swaraj. 

Swaraj passed away on Tuesday due to cardiac arrest at Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Modi visited the residence of Veteran leader Sushma Swaraj and paid his last respects. Emotional Prime Minister consoled Swaraj’s husband and daughter.

Remembering the veteran politician, Prime Minister Modi, in a tweet last night, said a glorious chapter in Indian politics has come to an end.

“A glorious chapter in Indian politics comes to an end. 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 for crores of people,” Modi said in a tweet.

Hours before her death, Swaraj in her tweet had congratulated and thanked Prime Minister Modi about the government’s move on Jammu and Kashmir and said that she was waiting to see this day in her lifetime.