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Sushma Swaraj laid to rest with full state honours

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Aug 7, 2019, 9:42 am IST
Updated : Aug 7, 2019, 6:38 pm IST

She was a leader, lawyer, orator, humanitarian and indeed a great politician who will be remembered forever.

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New Delhi: Former external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj passed away on Tuesday night at the age of 67 in New Delhi. Condoling the death of veteran BJP leader and former external affairs minister, Delhi government has declared a two-day state mourning as a mark of respect to Sushma Swaraj.

Read | Sushma Swaraj dies at 67 after a heart attack

She suffered the cardiac arrest late in the evening and was immediately taken to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

Read | Delhi govt declares 2-day mourning on Sushma Swaraj's death

Here are updates:

04:45 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, VP Venkaiah Naidu, senior BJP leader LK Advani, Union Ministers Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh and others leave from Lodhi Crematorium.

04:20 pm: Former external affairs minister and BJP veteran Sushma Swaraj laid to rest.

04:05 pm: Former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj cremated with state honours at Lodhi Crematorium.

03:50 pm: Bansuri Swaraj, daughter of former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, performs her last rites.

03: 47 pm: PM Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and former Bhutan PM Tshering Tobgay at Lodhi crematorium.

03:45 pm: Mortal remains of Sushma Swaraj brought to Lodhi crematorium.

02:50 pm: Bansuri Swaraj and Swaraj Kaushal, daughter and husband of former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, pay salute as state honours are accorded to her.

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02:45 pm: Former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj wrapped in tricolour at BJP headquarters in Delhi.

02:40 pm: Mahashay Dharampal Gulati, the owner of MDH spice company, gets emotional after paying tribute to former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

01:05 pm: BJP President Amit Shah and BJP Working President JP Nadda pay tribute to Sushma Swaraj at party headquarters.

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12:40 pm: Mortal remains of former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj being taken to BJP headquarters.

11:00 am: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi pays last respects to former External Affairs Minister and BJP leader Sushma Swaraj.

10:55 am: Israeli Ambassador to India, Ron Malka pays last respects to former External Affairs Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party leader Sushma Swaraj.

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10:50 am: Union Home Minister Amit Shah pays last respects to former External Affairs Minister and BJP leader Sushma Swaraj.

10:45 am: Congress leader Sonia Gandhi pays last respects to former External Affairs Minister and BJP leader Sushma Swaraj.

10: 30 am: Former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh pays last respects to former External Affairs Minister and BJP leader Sushma Swaraj.

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10:15 am: Senior BJP leader LK Advani pays tributes to former EAM Sushma Swaraj at her residence. His daughter Pratibha Advani gets emotional as she meets Sushma Swaraj's daughter, Bansuri.

09:55 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays last respects to former External Affairs Minister.

09:45 am: Vice-President, M Venkaiah Naidu pays last respects to Bharatiya Janata Party leader Sushma Swaraj, in Delhi.

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09:40 am: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy CM Manish Sisodia pay last respects to former External Affairs Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party leader Sushma Swaraj.

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09:35 am: Samajwadi Party leader, Ram Gopal Yadav gets emotional after paying tribute to former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

09:32 am: BJP national working president JP Nadda pays last respect to former External Affairs Minister & BJP leader Sushma Swaraj, at her residence.

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09:28 am: Samajwadi Party founder and former Uttar Pradesh CM, Mulayam Singh Yadav pays tribute to former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

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09:15 am: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla pays last respect to former External Affairs Minister & BJP leader Sushma Swaraj, at her residence.

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09:10 am: President Ram Nath Kovind pays last tribute to former External Affairs Minister & Bharatiya Janata Party leader Sushma Swaraj, at her residence.

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09:00 am: Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal pays last respects to Sushma Swaraj

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08:45 am: Yog guru Ramdev pays last tribute to former External Affairs Minister & BJP leader Sushma Swaraj, at her residence.

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08:40 am: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Hema Malini pays tribute to former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, at her residence.

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08:35 am: Kerala's former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy pays last tribute to former External Affairs Minister & BJP leader Sushma Swaraj.

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07:27 am: TMC MP Derek O'Brien and Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi pay last respect to former External Affairs Minister & BJP leader #SushmaSwaraj, at her residence.

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06:27 am: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Chief, Mayawati pays last respects to former External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj at the latter's residence in Delhi.

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01:20 am:  BJP leaders Anurag Thakur, Babul Supriyo, & Manoj Tiwari pay tribute to former External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj, at her residence in Delhi.

 

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