Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday expressed deep condolences on the demise of veteran BJP leader and former external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj.
Baijal said Swaraj, who was bold, visionary and humane leader, will be sorely be missed by all. "Extremely saddened to learn about Sushmaji's tragic untimely departure. A bold, visionary and humane leader, she will sorely be missed by all. May her soul rest in eternal peace," Baijal tweeted.
Sisodia said her contribution to the Indian politics will be immortal.
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao also expressed grief at the demise of former Union minister. He praised her services to the nation in different capacities.
Rao conveyed his condolences to bereaved family members. A senior BJP leader, Swaraj passed away at AIIMS, Delhi. She was 67. AIIMS doctors said she died of a cardiac arrest.
"A glorious chapter in Indian politics comes to an end. India grieves the demise of a remarkable leader who devoted her life to public service and bettering lives of the poor. Sushma Swaraj ji was one of her kind, who was a source of inspiration for crores of people," Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a series of tweets.
Several senior ministers, including Harsh Vardhan, Rajnath Singh, Smriti Irani Prakash Javadekar, reached AIIMS after she was admitted to the hospital.
Swaraj had put out a tweet in the evening congratulating Prime Modi after the Centre's move to revoke special status for Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcate the border state into two Union Territories secured Parliament's approval.