Former External Affairs Minister and senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj passed away on Tuesday night after suffering a cardiac arrest. She was 67. She was brought to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi at around 9 pm after complaining of anxiety.
She served as the External Affairs Minister during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first term from 2014-2019 and was known for giving a humane touch to the working of the ministry. She was known for her quick and witty responses on Twitter. While she dealt effectively with various crisis that affected India, she was also available to 125 crore Indians through social media. A top minister of the government responding to citizens in distress was something new that India had not seen before 2014.
Here are some instances where Sushma Swaraj used Twitter to connect with the common man:
Sushma Swaraj helps Indian who lost his passport in USA days before wedding
When she helped rescue 168 Indians trapped in Iraq
Swaraj helps Indian citizen who lost her passport and money in Berlin
When Pranshu Singhal’s plea to rescue his brother from Doha airport didn’t go unheard
Swaraj helps rescue Dev Tamboli’s sister from the clutches of trafficking from UAE
Missing Dutch woman traced in Rishikesh thanks to Sushma Swaraj
Gopal Keshri tweeted to Swaraj about an Indian origin woman under house arrest in South Africa, who may be physically hurt
When Captain Nikhil Mahajan, brother of the late Captain Tushar Mahajan, could pay his last respects to his brother and reach India safely from Washington
Swaraj helps Meera Sharma’s mother who met with an accident in Bali
Swaraj pulls off one of the largest rescue operations in a short span of time in Operation Raahat