Bollywood mourns Sushma Swaraj; Boman Irani calls it 'nation's loss'
Former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who was respected across party lines, passed away tonight after suffering a cardiac attack. She was 67 and was admitted to the All India Institute of Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi.
Shocked by the news, Boman Irani called it 'nation's loss' and said she was 'a force of nature'.
Veteran actress Shabana Azmi recalled the time when Swaraj was heading the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
Deeply saddened that Sushma Swaraj has passed away.Inspite of political differences we had an extremely cordial relationship. I was 1 of her Navratans as she called us during her I and B ministership and she gave industry status to film. Articulate sharp and accessible. RIP— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) August 6, 2019
Parineeti Chopra who also hails from Ambala Cantt says that she 'always felt proud that a woman from a small town made it big' and also added that Swaraj inspired her on a personal level.
I hail from Ambala Cantt, same as Sushma Swaraj ji. Always felt proud that a woman from our small town made it big, and made a difference. Sushma ji rest in peace. You inspired me on a personal level. #RIPSushmaSwarajJi— Parineeti Chopra (@ParineetiChopra) August 6, 2019
RIP #SushmaSwaraj ji. She epitomised dignity, commitment to democratic norms, grace in politics. A brilliant parliamentarian, a fine bilingual orator, a humane foreign minister- she was inspiring. I differed with her ideology, but greatly admired her resolve & work ethic.— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) August 6, 2019
Shocked and completely gutted to hear of the sudden demise of #SushmaSwaraj ji.She was 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 #RIPSushmaJi— Raveena Tandon (@TandonRaveena) August 6, 2019
RIP #SushmaSwaraj ji. May her soul rest in peace— Huma Qureshi (@humasqureshi) August 6, 2019