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In pictures ⁠— Sushma Swaraj’s funeral performed with full state honours in Delhi

PM Narendra Modi, Bhutan's former PM Tshering Tobgay and leaders from across the political spectrum attended Sushma Swaraj's last rites.

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New Delhi: The mortal remains of former external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj were consigned to flames on Wednesday at the Lodhi Road crematorium here.

Hundreds of people, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah and veteran party leader L K Advani bade her farewell.

Swaraj, who also served as the Leader of Opposition and chief minister of Delhi, was given full state honours after which her body was cremated in the electric crematorium.

Bhutan’s former Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay, several leaders from the NDA as well the opposition, were also present.

The body of the long-time BJP leader, who died here on Tuesday at the age of 67, was brought to the crematorium from the party office.


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Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the funeral of Sushma Swaraj
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said a glorious chapter in Indian politics had come to an end with the demise of Sushma Swaraj. | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
LK Advani at Sushma Saraj's funeral
L.K. Advani described Sushma Swaraj as one of his closest colleagues and “a role model for women leaders”. | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
Several leaders from the NDA as well the opposition were present at the funeral ceremony
Several leaders from the NDA as well the opposition were present at the funeral ceremony. | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
Amit Shah said as the external affairs minister, Sushma Swaraj had enhanced the country’s reputation across the world
Amit Shah said as the external affairs minister, Sushma Swaraj had enhanced the country’s reputation across the world. | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
Sonia Gandhi in a condolence letter to Sushma Swaraj’s husband, Swaraj Kaushal, said she shared a warm personal relationship with the senior BJP leader after being together as colleagues in the Lok Sabha for many years
In a condolence letter to Sushma Swaraj’s husband, Swaraj Kaushal, Sonia Gandhi said she shared a warm personal relationship with the senior BJP leader after being together as colleagues in the Lok Sabha for many years. | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

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1 COMMENT

  1. A heart sinking news of demise of sushma suraj, she was not only good leader , but a good human being, We missed you MOM, you will not come again, this perception will keep on making us sad from time to time.
    god give yours soul rest in peace and give courage and patience to bereaved family to bear this life lasting brunt.
    (DR KHURSHID A BABAR)
    internist(CANADA)

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