Last night in Delhi, one of the most loved politicians of the previous Narendra Modi government, Sushma Swaraj passed away due to cardiac arrest. Among many political leaders, Bollywood celebrities also paid respects to the departed soul.
Actors across the spectrum took to social media to express their sentiment. Thespian Amitabh Bachchan, Anil Kapoor, Madhur Bhandarkar, Vivek Oberoi, Rakul Preet Singh and many more mourned her loss.
Veteran actor Anil Kapoor wrote, “It's with a heavy heart that we bid goodbye to the fierce leader and exceptional human being that was @SushmaSwaraj ji. Her loss will be felt deeply by the whole nation as we keep the memory of her leadership & wisdom alive in our hearts...RIP Iron Lady”
Thespian Amitabh Bachchan wrote, “एक अत्यंत दुखद समाचार! एक बहुत ही प्रबल राजनीतिज्ञ , एक मिलनसार व्यक्तिव , एक अद्भुत प्रवक्ता। आत्मा की शांति के लिए , प्रार्थना”
Actor Vivek Anand Oberoi shared, “An Iron Lady who was not only a true patriot but an incredible inspiration for each and every one of us. An epitome of women empowerment and leadership. #SushmaSwaraj ji you will be missed and remembered forever. My deepest condolences and prayers to the family #RIPSushmaJi”
Actress Rakul Preet Singh shared, “India has lost a great leader!! She was loved and respected! RIP ma’am #SushmaSwarajji”
Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar wrote, “Shocked to hear the sudden demise of @SushmaSwaraj ji. She was a gracious lady & astute parliamentarian. Did a excellent job as the External Affairs Minister. My heartfelt condolences to her family members. #OmShanti”