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Former Union Minister Jaswant Singh dies at 82. “Sad about his death,” the prime minister tweets

Jaswant Singh was transferred to Delhi Hospital in June.

New Delhi:

Former union minister Jaswant Singh, a close aide to former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee, died this morning in Delhi. He was 82 years old.

Jaswant Singh, who was from Rajasthan, served as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Defense and Minister of Finance of India. Singh, who had studied at Mayo College in Ajmer, was an officer in the Indian Army in the 1950s and 1960s but later resigned to pursue a career in politics. He was one of the longest-serving members of Parliament in the country.

He passed away today at 6:55 am after suffering cardiac arrest at the Army Hospital in Delhi (Research and Referral) where he was admitted in June. “It is with great regret that we report the sad death of the Honorable Major Jaswant Singh (Retired), Former Minister of Government of India at 0655 hours on September 27, 2020. He was admitted on June 25, 2020 and received treatment for sepsis. A statement issued by the hospital said,” Multiple dysfunction syndrome and its effects Old acute head injury (OPTD) I had a heart attack this morning. “

She added, “Despite the determined efforts made by the attending team of specialists, he could not be resuscitated and he died at 0655 hours on September 27, 2020. The COVID case is negative.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a tweet on Twitter that the veteran leader “has served our nation diligently first as a soldier and then during his long association with politics.” “Jaswant Singh Jie has served our nation diligently, first as a soldier and then later during his long association with politics. During Atal Ji’s government, he took important ministerial portfolios and left a strong imprint in the world of finance, defense and foreign affairs. Demise,” read PM Modi’s tweet.

Jaswant Singh is mentioned for taking decisive steps to stabilize the Indian economy during his tenure as Finance Minister. He was foreign minister when India conducted nuclear tests in May 1998.

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“His other initiatives include the Lahore-Delhi bus trip in 1999, the unfreezing of relations and the launch of bilateral security dialogues with the People’s Republic of China, the launch of bilateral security dialogues with that country, and the directing of the 50-day Indo-Pakistan dialogue Cargill War to a successful conclusion,” according to his file Profile on the official website of the Swiss-based nonprofit Global Leaders Foundation.

Many on social media, including Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, BJP leader Ram Madhav, and Rajasthan Prime Minister Ashok Gilot tweeted their condolences.

“He has been deeply hurt by the death of the veteran BJP leader and former minister Shri Jaswant Singh Jee. He has served the nation in several positions including that of Raksha Mantri. He has distinguished himself as an effective minister and parliament,” Rajnath Singh said in a tweet.

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