Naturally, in no time, condolences and tributes started pouring in.
Like the rest of the country, Bollywood celebrities also mourned the untimely death of the prolific leader.
Here's how the film fraternity reacted to her demise.
Swaraj was rushed to AIIMS, died of cardiac arrest
After her health worsened, Swaraj was rushed to AIIMS at around 9 last night, where she died due to a cardiac arrest.
Swaraj, who had a kidney transplant about three years ago, had not been keeping well lately, which is why she opted out of general elections this year, after successfully serving as the Foreign Minister in PM Narendra Modi's previous term.
Condolences and tributes poured in, from all corners
Respected by leaders across party lines and people from all over the country, Swaraj's death was mourned by many.
Apart from political leaders, her friends and well-wishers from the film industry also paid their respects and tributes.
"Inspite of political differences...," Shabana Azmi pens a heartfelt note
Deeply saddened that Sushma Swaraj has passed away.Inspite of political differences we had an extremely cordial relationship. I was 1 of her Navratans as she called us during her I and B ministership and she gave industry status to film. Articulate sharp and accessible. RIP
The Music Fraternity will be indebted to her: Javed Akhtar
Deeply saddened by Sushma ji’s demise.The Music Fraternity will be indebted to her for magnificent defence of their rights in the Lok Sabha . You were an exceptional person Sushmaji. We will always remain thankful to you.
She was always close and extremely kind: Sanjay Dutt
RIP Sushma ji. Absolutely shocked and devastated to hear about her passing. She was always close to me and was extremely kind, since the early days. My heartfelt condolences to the family our entire nation for this great loss.
Unanimously admired and respected by all: Akshay Kumar remembers Swaraj
Extremely sad to hear about the passing away of #SushmaSwaraj ji...she was such a dynamic leader, someone who was unanimously admired and respected by all. My thoughts and prayers with her family. May her soul rest in peace 🙏🏻
A graceful and honest leader; will be remembered fondly: Mangeshkar
Deeply shocked and saddened to hear about Sushma Swaraj ji’s sudden demise. A graceful and honest leader, a sensitive and selfless soul, a keen understanding of music and poetry and a dear friend. Our former external minister will be remembered fondly.
Notably, Swaraj's mortal remains will be kept at BJP headquarters in Delhi from 12 noon to 3 PM today for people to pay their last respects. She will be cremated with full state honors at 3 PM at the Lodhi crematorium.