Former Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj's daughter Bansuri on Friday presented senior lawyer Harish Salve with a one-rupee coin to fulfilling her mother's final wish. Just before her fatal cardiac arrest, Sushma Swaraj has invited Harish Salve, to "come and collect his fee of Re 1" for representing India at the International Court of Justice in the case involving Kulbhushan Jadhav. On Friday, Swaraj's daughter fulfilled that promise.
Sushma Swaraj's husband Swaraj Kaushal posted a touching tweet saying their daughter Bansuri Swaraj visited Salve and presented him with a one-rupee coin. In a the tweet addressed to his late wife, Swaraj Kaushal wrote, "@SushmaSwaraj Bansuri has fulfilled your last wish. She called on Mr. Harish Salve and presented the One Rupee coin that you left as fees for Kulbhushan Jadhav's case."
Sushma Swaraj had passed away on August 6. Salve had talked to her on that evening just before she suffered a cardiac arrest.
"She was sounding very cheerful and she was very happy. She was asking me why I haven't come and met her on this visit. I said I will come and meet her today. She said you have to come because I have to pay your fees. You commented somewhere that even that one rupee has not been paid so I have to give that one rupee for Jadhav's case," Harish Salve had told NDTV.
Salve had agreed to represent India at ICJ in Jadhav's case for a token fee of one rupee. Swaraj was the External Affairs Minister at that time in the first term of the Narendra Modi government.