A heartfelt tweet from Sania Mirza as sports world pays tribute to Sushma Swaraj
Sania Mirza perhaps expressed it best: 'will cherish my personal relationship with her forever. RIP ma'am.'
Senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj died in Delhi last evening. The former External Affairs Minister was 67. Celebrities from the world of sports expressed their condolences through social media.
Gautam Gambhir, former Indian cricketer and BJP MP, wrote on Twitter, "I am deeply saddened by the demise of Sushma Swaraj. She was a senior leader and pillar of BJP. She was loved by everyone. Great loss for India."
I'm beyond aggrieved at the passing away of Smt. #SushmaSwaraj A veteran politician and a pillar of the BJP, she was loved by everyone. She will be remembered as the most endearing & helpful politicians of recent times. My condolences to her family and friends. A huge loss for ???????? pic.twitter.com/JdI0vPxRJP- Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) August 6, 2019
Former India opener Virender Sehwag also paid tribute to her.
Former cricketer Mohammad Kaif wrote on Twitter, "I am here in the West Indies and just heard the sad news of Sushma Swaraj's demise. My condolences to the family, you left early."
Cricketer Harbhajan Singh paid tribute simply, with 'RIP'.
Fierce, result-driven & a people's person - she was all of that & more. A true leader. Still unable to process the news of #sushmaswaraj Ji's passing away. Extremely disturbed! A big loss for our nation. May you rest in peace! pic.twitter.com/aLUnXfBvi4- Suresh Raina ???????? (@ImRaina) August 6, 2019
Indian tennis star Sania Mirza sent an emotional tweet remembering Sushma Swaraj. She wrote, "I am shocked to see my beloved Sushma Swaraj going like this. I had the honour to work as an ambassador in the 'Girl Child' campaign under her guidance. I will always cherish my personal relationship with her. RIP Ma'am."
Shocked at the passing away of my dear Sushma Swaraj Ji. Had the honor of working as the brand ambassador of the 'girl child' campaign under her able guidance and will cherish my personal relationship with her forever. RIP ma'am.- Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) August 6, 2019
India's snooker legend Pankaj Advani wrote, "I am very sad to hear the news of her death. Today India has lost a great leader. May your soul rest in peace."