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Sushma Swaraj passes away; Anurag Kashyap, Anushka Sharma and other Bollywood celebrities pay rich tributes

Bollywood mourned the death of one of the country's most loved minister Sushma Swaraj. Photograph:( Twitter )

New Delhi Aug 07, 2019, 06.58 AM (IST)

Former External Affairs Minister and one of the most loved Parliamentarians in the country Sushma Swaraj breathed her last on Tuesday night. 

Swaraj suffered a cardiac arrest. She was administered CPR but did not respond, according to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences.

As the news of her death trickled in late on Tuesday night, many prominent BJP leaders and Union Ministers rushed to Swaraj's residence to pay their condolence. 

Several of Bollywood stars took to Twitter to give the late minister emotional and heartfelt tributes. 

From filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, top actors Parineeti Chopra, Anushka Sharma, Ayushmann Khurrana and others- Bollywood stars gave rich tributes to one of the country's most loved ministers. 

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She was appointed as the minister of external affairs in 2014 when BJP won the general elections. She didn't contest the 2019 Lok Sabha polls on health ground.

Hours before her death, Swaraj congratulated the central government for its historic decision to abrogate Article 370.