We are sad to announce the death of Indian former Union Minister Jaswant Singh who died this morning in Delhi. at the age of 82.
— DD News (@DDNewslive) September 27, 2020
Yashwant Singh served the nation in several capacities including the charge of Raksha Mantri.
He distinguished himself as an effective Minister and Parliamentarian.
Jaswant Singh, who was from Rajasthan, had served as India’s foreign minister, defence minister and finance minister. He was an officer in the India Army in the 1950s and 60s, but he later resigned to pursue a career in politics.
He died today at 6:55 AM at Delhi’s Army Hospital (Research & Referral) where he was admitted in June. “It is with profound grief that we inform about the sad demise of Honourable Major Jaswant Singh (Retired), former Cabinet Minister of the government of India at 0655 hours on 27 September 2020. He was admitted on 25 Jun 2020 and being treated for Sepsis with Multiorgan Dysfunction Syndrome and effects of Severe Head Injury old (Optd) had a Cardiac arrest this morning,” a statement from the hospital said.
“Jaswant Singh Ji served our nation diligently, first as a soldier and later during his long association with politics”, tweets PM Modi.
“Despite the best efforts of the attending team of specialists to resuscitate him, he could not be revived and passed away at 0655 hours on 27 Sep 2020. His COVID status is negative,” it further said.
In a tweet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the seasoned BJP leader “served our nation diligently first as a soldier and later during his long association with politics.” “Jaswant Singh Ji served our nation diligently, first as a soldier and later during his long association with politics. During Atal Ji’s Government, he handled crucial portfolios and left a strong mark in the worlds of finance, defence and external affairs. Saddened by his demise,” PM Modi’s tweet read.
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