The nation bid and emotional farewell to the 67 – year- old People’s Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj . The mortal remains of the BJP stalwart had shocked the political fraternity and leaders across party lines paid their last respects to her before her final journey .
She was cremated with full state honours at the Lodhi road crematorium . Her last rites were performed by her daughter Bansuri.
Delhi: Bansuri Swaraj, daughter of former External Affairs Minister #SushmaSwaraj, performs her last rites pic.twitter.com/ymj82SjG1i
— ANI (@ANI) August 7, 2019
Attending the funeral were Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP Patriarch L K Advani, Venkaiah Naidu
Senior BJP leaders Rajnath Singh, JP Nadda, Ravi Shankar Prasad and Piyush Goyal were among the pallbearers as the mortal remains of the BJP stalwart were being taken from BJP headquarters to Lodhi crematorium in Delhi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier in his several tweets had lauded Sushma Swaraj
An excellent administrator, Sushma Ji set high standards in every Ministry she handled. She played a key role in bettering India’s ties with various nations. As a Minister we also saw her compassionate side, helping fellow Indians who were in distress in any part of the world.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 6, 2019