It is a tough time, to be honest. Who knew that the congratulating and thanking tweet was her last tweet. Hh! Our hearts are heavy, and it is hard to convince our mind that we have lost a priceless gem in the form of Sushma Swaraj Ji.
They say a leader is not by his/her words but the deed he/she does and Sushma Swaraj is one such leader. With a long list of cruciating help, she has done for the people of this country, she will fondly remember for her stint as the external affairs minister where she was ready to provide immediate help to any Indian stuck on foreign and helpless land.
Apart from all this, here are some unknown facts about her which you will like when you’ll read them.
Roots of Lahore:
Shushma Swaraj’s parents hailed from a place called Dharampura which is in Pakistan. She even visited the place when she last visited Pakistan.
Marriage in Emergency:
She married Swaraj Kaushal on 13th July, 1973 when the tension was at its peak.
Gave 6 AIMS to the nation:
As the Union Health Minister, she set up six All India Institute of Medical Science at Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Jodhpur, Patna, Raipur and Rishikesh.
Always been outstanding:
She is the first and the only MP till date to be honoured with the Outstanding Parliamentarian Award. She has been selected seven times as a member of the parliament and three times as a member of the Legislative Assembly.
Film Industry is her giving:
From the underworld to the legal papers, the journey of film production to make it to an industry, again made possible by Sushma Swaraj when she declared Indian film industry, thus making it eligible for bank finance. Swaraj was Union Cabinet Minister for Information and Broadcasting at that time (1988).
These facts are just a way of us giving tribute to this lady. It was her work which did the talking throughout her lifetime. Hence, it would be fitting to say that she was, is, and always will be a people’s politician. Rest In Peace Sushma Ji. Naman!