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“Even if you are stuck on Mars, Indian Embassy will help you”: How Sushma Swaraj became India’s favourite minister

Sushma Swaraj was widely appreciated for her personal engagement with those who ask for her assistance, be it for passports or visas or to return home from conflict zones.

TAS News Service
August 6, 2019

“Even if you’re stuck on the Mars, Indian Embassy there will help you…”

This tweet sums up what Sushma Swaraj was.

India’s most popular external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj passed away after suffering a heart attack in the capital late on Tuesday. 

With over 8 millions followers on Twitter, Sushma Swaraj was widely appreciated for her personal engagement with those who ask for her assistance, be it for passports or visas or to return home from conflict zones.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid homage to the tall leader. “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,” he tweeted on Tuesday night.

“Sushma Ji’s demise is a personal loss. She will be remembered fondly for everything that she’s done for India. My thoughts are with her family, supporters and admirers in this very unfortunate hour. Om Shanti,” he added.

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