Ex-Union Minister Jaswant Singh Passes Away At 82
Former Union Minister Jaswant Singh Passes Away At 82: Tributes Pour In
Former Union Minister Jaswant Singh passed away on Sunday in Delhi. The 82-year-old was admitted to Delhi’s Army Hospital in June. He died today at 6:55 am of a cardiac arrest the hospital said in a statement.
Jaswant Singh had served as India’s foreign minister, defense minister, and finance minister. Mr. Singh was an officer in the Indian Army in the 1950s and 60s, but he later resigned to pursue a career in politics. He was one of the longest-serving parliamentarians in the country.
His mortal remains were taken to Jodhpur for his last rites. Singh’s family members and relatives were present during the cremation at the farmhouse located near a civil airport. His son Manvendra Singh lit the funeral pyre. A wreath was also laid on behalf of the Indian Army.
Check out the condolence messages here:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted his condolence,
Spoke to Shri Manvendra Singh and expressed condolences on the unfortunate demise of Shri Jaswant Singh Ji.
True to his nature, Jaswant Ji fought his illness with immense courage for the last six years.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 27, 2020
President Ram Nath Kovind,
The demise of veteran soldier, outstanding parliamentarian, exceptional leader and intellectual Shri Jaswant Singh is distressing. He combined many difficult roles with ease and equanimity. My heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) September 27, 2020
Defence Minsiter Rajnath Singh,
Paid my last respects to Shri Jaswant Singh ji and shared my heartfelt condolences with the bereaved family members. pic.twitter.com/XX7pyjnStx
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) September 27, 2020
Congress leader Sonia Gandhi also expressed her condolences. Former prime minister Manmohan Singh also said that Singh was an able administrator and an outstanding parliamentarian. BJP leader Lal Krishan Advani too condoled Jaswant Singh’s demise.