Brother of Sushma Swaraj
Dr. Gulshan Sharma (Ayurvedic Doctor)
Daughter of Sushma Swaraj
Bansuri Swaraj (Advocate)
Father of Sushma Swaraj
Hardev Sharma (RSS Member)
Husband/Spouse of Sushma Swaraj
Swaraj Kaushal (Advocate and the Former Governor of Mizoram)
Mother of Sushma Swaraj
Laxmi Devi (Homemaker)
Sister of Sushma Swaraj
Vandana Sharma (Politician and Professor)
Affairs/Boyfriends of Sushma Swaraj
Favourite Food of Sushma Swaraj
Golgappe, Kachori, and Aloo Paratha
Favourite Politician(s) of Sushma Swaraj
George Fernandes, Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Awards, Honours, Achievements of Sushma Swaraj
Best Speaker Award in the Harayana Assembly.
In 2004, she became the only female MP to receive the Outstanding Parliamentarian Award.
On 24 July 2017, a US-based newspaper, the Wall Street Journal, termed Sushma Swaraj as India's Most Loved Politician.
On 19 February 2019, the Spanish Government honoured her with the "Grand Cross of Order of Civil Merit". She was presented with this order for her help and support during the evacuation of 71 Spanish citizens during the Nepal earthquake in 2015.
Controversies of Sushma Swaraj
In October 2014, she expressed her request to announce the Bhagwad Gita as the national scripture of India. She was criticized for this statement by the TMC and the Congress.
In May 2015, she was criticized for losing her cool and replying angrily on Twitter. A user claimed that she did favours to get her daughter admitted to a medical college. She replied that her daughter was a lawyer and not in the medical profession.
In June 2015, Sushma Swaraj was criticized when she admitted to helping Lalit Modi. Lalit was in London, and he had applied to go to Portugal for the treatment of his wife. Britain sent an application to India and enquired whether they should clear his visa or not. As Sushma Swaraj was the MEA, she approved Lalit Modi's visa on humanitarian grounds.
Information about Sushma Swaraj
Swaraj was called India's "best-loved politician" by the US daily Wall Street Journal
In 1998, she assumed the office of the Chief Minister of Delhi, but, her tenure ended in just 52 days. She was the first woman Chief Minister of Delhi.
Sushma Swaraj was a prominent Indian politician. She had served on many important ministerial positions during her career. She was India's most prominent Minister of External Affairs. Sushma Swaraj passed away on 6 August 2019 in AIIMS, New Delhi.
At the age of 25, she became the youngest Cabinet Minister of an Indian state (Haryana) under the then Haryana Chief Minister, Chaudhary Devi Lal.
She was the second woman to hold the office, after Indira Gandhi
She decided not to contest the 2019 Indian general election due to health reasons as she was recovering from a kidney transplant and needed to "save herself from dust and stay safe from infection" and hence did not join the Modi Ministry in 2019
she won the Vidisha constituency in Madhya Pradesh for a second term, retaining her seat by a margin of over 400,000 votes
She was elected seven times as a Member of Parliament and three times as a Member of the Legislative Assembly.
Did Sushma Swaraj smoke?: Not Known
She became the Minister of External Affairs in the union cabinet on 26 May 2014
Her parents hailed from Dharampura area of Lahore, Pakistan. They immigrated to India after the partition.
Did Sushma Swaraj drink alcohol?: Not Known
she became the youngest cabinet minister of Indian state of Haryana. She also served as 5th Chief Minister of Delhi for a short duration in 1998
She was highly influenced by Socialism in India, and her ideology got stronger when she met her husband, Swaraj Kaushal.