Tributes pour in on 68th birth anniversary of Sushma Swaraj

Tributes pour in on 68th birth anniversary of Sushma Swaraj

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New Delhi, Feb 14 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi was joined by his senior party leaders in paying tributes to former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on her 68th birth anniversary here on Friday.

Mr Modi shared on twitter...."Remembering Sushma Ji. She epitomised dignity, decency and unwavering commitment to public service. Firmly rooted in Indian values and ethos, she had great dreams for our nation. She was an exceptional colleague and an outstanding Minister."

"Tributes to an exceptional leader Sushma Swaraj ji on her jayanti. A disciplined karyakarta, a fierce orator and an outstanding parliamentarian who never compromised on her ideals. She will always be remembered for her kind nature & helping the distressed in their trying times," tweeted Home Minister Amit Shah.

"She will always be remembered as a visionary leader, great orator, legendary politician and above all a compassionate human being," wrote Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.

External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar said in a tweet: ``We all fondly remember Smt Sushma Swaraj. The #MEA family misses her in particular." Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said: "Prolific orator,outstanding parliamentarian & prominent face of woman representation in politics,her commitment to public service was unparalleled.' "Fondly remembering outstanding parliamentarian Sushma ji #sushmaswaraj on her birth anniversary," wrote Najma Heptullah. In recognition of the invaluable contribution of the former External Affairs Minister, the Modi government has renamed Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra in the national Capital as Sushma Swaraj Bhawan & Foreign Service Institute, Delhi as Sushma Swaraj Institute of Foreign Service. Swaraj's husband Swaraj Kaushal, a former Governor, also took to Twitter to share a message.

He uploaded a picture of his beaming wife, sporting a radiant smile with a knife in hand, and a cake in front of her. Sushma Swaraj died on August 6 here at AIIMS following cardiac arrest. A nine-time parliamentarian, she did not contest Lok Sabha elections last year. She is remembered for her legacy as an easily-accessible foreign minister, always ready to extend assistance to the needy. (UNI)