The news of the sudden death of former Minister of External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj sent a wave of grief across the nation. Many celebrities expressed their grief and condolences on social media. Sushma Swaraj was among the most popular leaders of the Bharatiya Janta Party and the of the country on the world stage. The news of her getting admitted to AIIMS after a heart attack followed by her death was confirmed by the doctors at around 11 P.M. on Tuesday, August 6, 2019.
Sushma Swaraj had mentioned in her tweet to Prime Minister Modi, at 7:23 PM on the same day, she wrote, “Narendra Modi Ji – Thank you Prime Minister. Thank you very much. I was waiting for this day in my lifetime.” For Bollywood as well, the news of her passing away was shocking.
Anupam Kher, in a live video, mourning the loss of first full-term female Foreign Minister, and said, “A sad and unfortunate demise of one of the finest humans and one of the most charismatic, honest and brilliant leaders of India.”
Bollywood actress Raveena Tandon mentioned that she is completely gutted and shocked to hear this sad news. “We lost a great leader, an astute stateswoman, above all a kindhearted person. Loved by all. Deepest condolences to her family & loved ones. Prayers for her soul. Om Shanti,” the actress wrote.
Parineeti Chopra said that she is from the same town as Sushma Ji and news of her demise is painful. “ I always felt proud that a woman from a small-town like Ambala Cantt made it big, and made a difference. She rests in peace. Sushma Ji inspired me on a personal level,” the Bollywood actress wrote on her twitter.
Ritesh Deshmukh, The Bollywood actor, mentioning the last tweet of Sushma Swaraj wrote on his Twitter that “A huge loss for India- An outstanding orator, an absolute patriot, a tall leader Sushma Ji is no more. As an External Affairs Minister, Sushma Ji was always accessible to every Indian who was in need of help. With a grieved, my deepest condolences are with the family, loved ones and millions of followers.”
This list of Celebrities who expressed condolences also includes Arjun Kapoor, Ayushmann Khurrana, Anushka Sharma, Swara Bhasker, Vishal Dadlani, Boman Irani, Sunny Deol, Sona Mohapatra, Ekta Kapoor, and Javed Akhtar among others.
Writer: Manvi Nautiyal