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Sushma Swaraj

Indian politician

Sushma Swaraj (About this soundpronunciation ) (14 February 1952 – 6 August 2019) was an Indian politician and lawyer. She was a senior leader of Bharatiya Janata Party.

Sushma Swaraj
Secretary Tillerson is Greeted by Indian Minister of External Affairs Swaraj (24074726498) (cropped).jpg
Sushma Swaraj in 2017
Minister of External Affairs
In office
26 May 2014 – 30 May 2019
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Preceded bySalman Khurshid
Succeeded bySubrahmanyam Jaishankar
Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs
In office
26 May 2014 – 7 January 2016
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Preceded byVayalar Ravi
Succeeded byPosition abolished
Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha
In office
21 December 2009 – 26 May 2014
Preceded byL. K. Advani
Succeeded byVacant
Minister of Parliamentary Affairs
In office
29 January 2003 – 22 May 2004
Prime MinisterAtal Bihari Vajpayee
Preceded byPramod Mahajan
Succeeded byGhulam Nabi Azad
Minister of Health and Family Welfare
In office
29 January 2003 – 22 May 2004
Prime MinisterAtal Bihari Vajpayee
Preceded byC. P. Thakur
Succeeded byAnbumani Ramadoss
Minister of Information and Broadcasting
In office
30 September 2000 – 29 January 2003
Prime MinisterAtal Bihari Vajpayee
Preceded byArun Jaitley
Succeeded byRavi Shankar Prasad
5th Chief Minister of Delhi
In office
13 October 1998 – 3 December 1998
Lieutenant GovernorVijai Kapoor
Preceded bySahib Singh Verma
Succeeded bySheila Dikshit
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
13 May 2009 – 24 May 2019
Preceded byRampal Singh
Succeeded byRamakant Bhargava
ConstituencyVidisha
In office
7 May 1996 – 3 October 1999
Preceded byMadan Lal Khurana
Succeeded byVijay Kumar Malhotra
ConstituencySouth Delhi
Personal details
Born
Sushma Sharma

(1952-02-14)14 February 1952[1]
Ambala Cantonment, Punjab, India
(now in Haryana, India)
Died6 August 2019(2019-08-06) (aged 67)[2]
New Delhi, Delhi, India
NationalityIndian
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s)
Swaraj Kaushal (m. 1975–2019)
Children1
Alma materSanatan Dharma College
Panjab University
Profession

Swaraj was the Minister of External Affairs of India in the first Narendra Modi government (2014 – 2019). She was the second woman to hold the office, after Indira Gandhi.

She was elected seven times as a Member of Parliament and three times as a Member of the Legislative Assembly.

At the age of 25 in 1977, she became the youngest cabinet minister of Indian state of Haryana. She also served as 5th Chief Minister of Delhi for a short duration in 1998.[3]

On 6 August 2019, Swaraj died of a heart attack at a hospital in New Delhi, aged 67.[4][5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Lok Sabha Members Bioprofile Sushma Swaraj". Lok Sabha. Retrieved 7 August 2019.
  2. "Former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj passes away". The Economic Times. 6 August 2019. Retrieved 6 August 2019.
  3. "At a glance: Sushma Swaraj, from India's 'youngest minister' to 'aspiring PM'". India TV. 15 June 2013. Archived from the original on 2 July 2014. Retrieved 6 August 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  4. "Sushma Swaraj, Former Foreign Minister and BJP Stalwart, Passes Away at 67 from cardiac arrest.| LIVE". News18. 6 August 2019. Retrieved 6 August 2019.
  5. "Sushma Swaraj passes away at 67". India Today. 6 August 2019. Retrieved 6 August 2019.