Dhaka, Aug 7: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed deep shock and sorrow over the sudden demise of former External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj. In a condolence message from London, on Wednesday the Prime Minister said Sushma Swaraj was a good friend of Bangladesh. In her death we’ve lost a true friend, the PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim quoted the premier as saying. Hasina said Bangladesh will always remember her contributions to taking the bilateral relationship to a new height.
The PM prayed for salvation of the departed soul and conveyed profound sympathy to the bereaved family. Sushma Swaraj, who was a veteran BJP leader, died at the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) in New Delhi on Tuesday following a cardiac arrest. Her last rites will be performed in the city on Wednesday. She was 67. She had a kidney transplant in 2016. She did not fight Lok Sabha election, citing health condition. UNI