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PHOTOS: Prez, PM, Sonia pay tributes to Sushma

Last updated on: August 07, 2019 15:39 IST

President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla were among leaders paid their last respects to former external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday.

The Bharatiya Janata Party leader passed away on Tuesday night after a massive cardiac arrest.

 

President Ram Nath Kovind expresses his condolences to Sushma Swaraj's husband Swaraj Kaushal and daughter Bansuri. Photograph: Vijay Verma/PTI Photo

Vice president M Venkaiah Naidu interacts with the family members of Sushma after paying his last respects to her. In Rajya Sabha, Naidu said that he would miss Sushma on Raksha Bandhan. Photograph: Vijay Verma/PTI Photo

Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays his last respects to his former Cabinet minister. Photograph: Vijay Verma/PTI Photo

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, the PM tweeted earlier. Photograph: Vijay Verma/PTI Photo

A visibly overwhelmed Modi consoled family members of Swaraj. Photograph: Vijay Verma/PTI Photo

Former prime minister Manmohan Singh pays his last respects. Photograph: Vijay Verma/PTI Photo

Congress leader Sonia Gandhi pays her last respects to Sushma Swaraj which she described as a superb orator, great parliamentarian and a lady of "extraordinary gifts". Photograph: Vijay Verma/PTI Photo

Sonia Gandhi consoles the daughter of the former external affairs minister. Photograph: Vijay Verma/PTI Photo

Bharatiya Janata Party president and Home Minister Amit Shah pays his last respects to former external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj. Photograph: Vijay Verma/PTI Photo

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi pays his last respects. Photograph: Vijay Verma/PTI Photo

Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad pays his last respects. Photograph: Vijay Verma/PTI Photo

Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav meet relatives of Swaraj. Photograph: Vijay Verma/PTI Photo

Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati pays floral tributes to the mortal remains of Sushma. Photograph: Vijay Verma/PTI Photo
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