Swaraj’s Daughter Fulfills Her Wish, Gives Harish Salve Re 1 Fee

Swaraj was admitted to AIIMS late on Tuesday night, where she suffered a cardiac arrest and passed away. She was 67.

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Late Sushma Swaraj’s daughter Bansuri Swaraj presents the Re 1 fee coin to lawyer Harish Salve.

Nearly an hour before former external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj passed away on Tuesday, 6 August, she had a telephonic conversation with senior lawyer Harish Salve, during the course of which she told him to come and collect his fee of Re 1 for representing India at the International Court of Justice in the case related to Kulbhushan Jadhav.

A month and a half later, her daughter, Bansuri Swaraj, on Friday, 27 September, kept her word.

Sushma’s husband, Swaraj Kaushal, senior lawyer and former governor of Mizoram tweeted that their daughter visited Salve and presented him with a Re 1 coin.

After Sushma's demise, Salve had recalled his "emotional conversation" with her.

“I spoke to her at 8:50 pm. It was a very emotional conversation. She told me to come and meet her and collect the one rupee for the last cash that I won,” Salve had told Times Now.

Salve had appeared for New Delhi in the case pertaining to Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, who was sentenced to death by the Pakistani military court on charges of espionage and terrorism.

Pakistan on Thursday, 12 September, refused India a second consular access to Jadhav.

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