Unknown facts about Sushma Swaraj

Sushma Swaraj passes away due to cardiac arrest on Tuesday, August 7, 2019. Perhaps this is one of the widely tweeted news during the recent times. Serving as the external affairs minister in the 2014 Modi government, Sushma Swaraj is credited with the salutation that she was the most accessible external affairs minister the country has seen so far. With a long list of crucial helps extended to people during difficult situations, Sushma Swaraj created a special benchmark to her office as well as personal profile during her tenure. Here are a few interesting facts about Sushma Swaraj that will make you admire her even more.

Birth of Sushma Swaraj

Sushma Swaraj was born to Hardev Sharma and Shrimati Laxmi Devi in Ambala Cantt, Haryana on 14 February 1952.

Had connections with Pakistan’s soil

Her parents hailed from the Lahore region of Pakistan in a place called Dharampura. Sushma hence has some intimate connection with the Pakistan’s soils. She visited this place during her last visit to Pakistan.


Sushma received her collegiate education from Sanatan Dharma College in Ambala Cantonment. She completed her bachelor’s degree from here with majors in Political science and Sanskrit. She too studied law at Chandigarh in the Punjab University.

She was a distinguished student

As a student in Sanatan Dharma College, she received the best cadet award in N.C.C. for three consecutive years. She also received the best Speaker in Hindi for three consecutive years organized by the Language Department of Haryana.

An all-rounder

Sushma Swaraj had a flair for music, drama, fine arts and poetry. In fact she had also given some of her notable accomplishments in these areas during her life. Hence people called her an all-rounder.

Her life partner

Sushma Swaraj was wedded to Swaraj Kaushal during the times of emergency on July 13, 1973. The Supreme Court of India credited Swaraj Kaushal with the title ‘Senior Advocate’ as early as when he was 34 years old. Swaraj Kaushal also served as the Mizoram Governor from February 1990 to February 1993.


She was the youngest cabinet minister

When she took charge as the cabinet minister in the Janata Party Government of Chief Minister Devi Lal in 1977, she was the youngest one to occupy that position at the age of 25.

She liberated the Indian film industry

When Sushma Swaraj served as the Union Cabinet Minister for Broadcasting in 1988, she declared the film making sector as an industry that gave it the eligibility to receive bank finance.

Strong believer of astrology and gemology

Sushma believed in astrology and gemology to the core. She dressed, ate and practiced life as per the guidelines of these sciences.

She was easily accessible via tweet


Sushma was one of the most tech-savvy ministers the country had seen. She was known to help people during their difficult times. She was reachable via tweet anytime and every time. She was perhaps the quickest in reaching out to people and helping them even in distant lands.