Moments before former foreign minister Sushma Swaraj passed away, she had a light-hearted conversation with senior lawyer Harish Salve, during which she asked him to “come and collect his fee of Re 1” for representing India at the International Court of Justice in Kulbhushan Jadhav case.
Sushma Swaraj’s daughter Bansuri Swaraj fulfilled that promise. She called on Salve, last evening, to hand over to him a coin of rupee as his fee for appearing before the International Court of Justice in the case relating to Kulbhushan Jadhav, who is in Pakistan Jail on charges of spying.
“@sushmaswaraj Bansuri has fulfilled your last wish. She called on Mr.Harish Salve and presented the One Rupee coin that you left as fees for Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case,” the former external affairs minister’s husband Swaraj Kaushal, also a former governor of Mizoram, wrote on Twitter on Friday evening.
On August 6 evening, Harish Salve had a telephonic conversation with Sushma Swaraj, who, as Foreign Minister in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first term, led India’s diplomatic efforts to save Jadhav. Significantly, the last photo Swaraj tweeted was with Jadhav’s family on July 25.