With deep sense of grief I convey my heartfelt condolences to the family of senior leader of our nation, Late Sushma Swaraj, who left for her heavenly abode on 6th August 2019, at the age of 67.
She was only the second woman to hold the portfolio after Indira Gandhi, who briefly kept the External Affairs Ministry under her while being the Prime Minister.
Swaraj had many firsts to her credit such as being the youngest Cabinet Minister in the Haryana Government, first woman Chief Minister of Delhi and the first woman Spokesperson for a national political party in the country.
I am very sad to hear the news of her sudden and untimely demise.
May her soul rest in peace and our prayers may give strength of forbearance to the bereaved family.