Her ‘inspiring’ speeches, humble demeanour, and dedication towards helping distressed Indians stuck in foreign lands were praised and applauded by the many admirers of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj who on Sunday took to the social media to wish the minister on her birthday.

Led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the twiteratti, including ministers, colleagues and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, heaped praises upon the minister who was born on February 14, 1952 in Ambala, Haryana.

“Birthday wishes to @SushmaSwaraj ji, an inspiring leader, a distinguished minister & a valued party colleague. Praying for her long life,” PM Modi tweeted.

Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore said: “Heartiest Birthday Greetings to Smt @sushmaswaraj ji . My best wishes to her for a long, healthy and prosperous life ahead.”

BJP leader Poonam Mahajan highlighted Swaraj&’s work as the foreign affairs minister while Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel saluted her dedication.

“Happy birthday, @SushmaSwaraj Ji! Under your leadership, the MEA has brought joy to Indians around the world,” Mahajan said.

“Warm birthday greetings to one of the most dedicated & inspiring leaders Smt @SushmaSwaraj ji. I pray for her good health & a long life!,” tweeted Patel.

Referring to the minister as “Didi” (elder sister), Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister and BJP leader Shivraj Singh Chouhan tweeted: “Warm birthday greetings to EAM & our beloved Didi @SushmaSwaraj ji. Wishing you a long, healthy & happy life.”

Wishes poured in from all corners of the country and all of them had the common thread of commending the work done by Swaraj ever since she took over as the country&’s foreign minister in May 2014.

Venkatesan J tweeted: “Happy birthday Sh.SushmaSwarajji. You have made a dormant foreign office into an alert action place. Thank you & best wishes.”

Some credited her to be a true symbol of woman empowerment in the country while others named her the best external affairs minister India ever had.

Dyavershetty Mahesh: “@SushmaSwaraj You’re a true icon of woman empowerment of our nation. I wish you celebrate many more Happy Birthdays. Thank you for being our leader.”

“Happy birthday to the best external affairs minister India has ever had,” tweeted Guruprasad.

Extolling her oratory skills, there were many who were inspired by the minister&’s speeches and proactive nature.

“Happie birthday, a true ideal to follow. Ma’am truly proud of u. Your speeches are outstanding and appealing, learning from them,” tweeted Abhishek Shukla tweeted.

“Happy Birthday to @SushmaSwaraj ji One of the most proactive minister. Praying 4 long life,” said Raja K.S.