The strong voice, sparkling smile and signature bindi that dominated the political and lately diplomatic scene are no more. We will miss the powerful speeches, gentle wit and the easy accessibility that shaped modern India. We will now quote you as the shining example of woman's empowerment in India to the western world, not with a smile, but with a film of tear. We'll miss the confidence of having you - the foreign minister of the world's largest democracy - just a tweet away.
Farewell, Sushma ji. You will be missed, but you will never cease to inspire. May we be worthy of your legacy. Om Shanti! Shanti! Shanti!