Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik paid tributes to Former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who passed away on Tuesday, with a beautiful sand art at Puri beach in Odisha. The artist took to Twitter sharing a photo of the sand art with the words of her last tweet written on it. The former External Affairs Minister died following a cardiac arrest at AIIMS hospital in Delhi. The politician had received a lot of praises on social media and otherwise during her tenure as the EAF for resolving various Passport and VISA issues of people. She had earned the name 'people's minister' on the internet for her praiseworthy work. Sushma Swaraj Dies at AIIMS, Former External Affairs Minister Suffers Heart Attack.
The artwork by Sushma Swaraj shows her draped in a green saree, probably referring to her wardrobe management. Reportedly, had Swaraj been alive today, she would have worn a green saree. She had a unique habit of wearing a particular colour on different days of the week. The colour for each day of the week was pre-planned and she preferred following it. While she prefers white or cream-coloured clothes on Mondays and red or maroon on Tuesdays, Wednesdays are for green. Sushma Swaraj Dies at 67: Highlights From the Life and Times of One of India's Most Loved Female Politicians.
Sudarsan Pattnaik tweeted pictures of the sand art with the caption, "'I was waiting to see this day in my lifetime' What a statement on #Article370 from the Stateswoman! Tribute to #SushmaSwaraj ji on her untimely demise. Jai Hind! My SandArt at puri beach." Amul India Pays Tribute to Sushma Swaraj With A Heart-Warming Topical, View Pic.
Check Out Sudarsan Pattnaik's Tributes to Sushma Swaraj:
“I was waiting to see this day in my lifetime” What a statement on #Article370 from the Stateswoman!
Tribute to #SushmaSwaraj ji on her untimely demise.
Jai Hind! 🇮🇳.My SandArt at puri beach. pic.twitter.com/sV4hVTYFNQ
— Sudarsan Pattnaik (@sudarsansand) August 7, 2019
Here is Sushma Swaraj's Last Tweet:
प्रधान मंत्री जी - आपका हार्दिक अभिनन्दन. मैं अपने जीवन में इस दिन को देखने की प्रतीक्षा कर रही थी. @narendramodi ji - Thank you Prime Minister. Thank you very much. I was waiting to see this day in my lifetime.
— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) August 6, 2019
Her last tweet congratulating Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the centre's move on scrapping Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir had been deemed ironic as she said she had been "waiting to see this day in my lifetime". Swaraj did not contest 2019 Lok Sabha Polls citing health reasons. She underwent a kidney transplant in 2016.