Ex-Union Minister Jaswant Singh Dies At 82. “Saddened By Demise,” Says PM

New Delhi: Former union minister Jaswant Singh died this morning in Delhi. He was 82.

Jaswant Singh, who was from Rajasthan, had served as India’s foreign minister, defense minister and finance minister. He was an officer in the Indian 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 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. 

In another post, PM Modi said that he spoke to Mr Singh’s family and expressed  condolences.   

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