A Thousand Lamps For Sushma Swaraj: Bhutanese King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk Offers Special Prayers For Late LeaderSushma Swaraj with the Bhutanese royal family. 

The Bhutanese King JJigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck has led special prayers at Simtokha Dzong to pay his tributes to the late Indian leader Sushma Swaraj, PTI has reported.

A thousand butten lamps were lit in memory of the leader who had received the Bhutanese royal family during their visit to India in 2017. A special message was also posted on social media from the Bhutanese king’s account.

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7 August 2019: His Majesty The King offered prayers and a thousand butterlamps at Simtokha Dzong this morning, in memory of Her Excellency Sushma Swaraj, the former External Affairs Minister of India. Her Excellency passed away in Delhi last evening. Upon the Royal Command of His Majesty The King, special prayers were performed at Simtokha Dzong. His Majesty also sent messages of condolences to Her Excellency’s family, and to the government of India. Shrimati Sushma Swaraj served as Minister of External Affairs of India from 2014- 2019 and worked closely with Bhutan. Throughout her tenure, Her Excellency has been a friend of Bhutan, and contributed to strengthening the relations between our two countries. She was well loved, as an exemplary leader embodying grace, dignity, and strength. #HisMajesty #KingJigmeKhesar #Bhutan #sushmaswaraj #India #Prayers

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The message has called Swaraj a ‘friend of Bhutan’ and that she ‘contributed to strengthening the relations between our two countries’.

The leader’s last rites were earlier attended by the Bhutanese Prime Minister Lotay Tshering in New Delhi along with dignitaries from several other countries.

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