Srinagar: Jaswant Singh, former Cabinet Minister of Government of India, has passed away. He was admitted to Army Hospital (Research and Referral) based in New Delhi on June 25 and was being treated for Sepsis with Multiorgan Dysfunction Syndrome and effects of Severe Head Injury old (Optd). He had a Cardiac arrest this morning, as per a statement by the hospital.
“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.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh condoled the demise of the former minister.
“Jaswant Singh Ji served our nation diligently, 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,” tweeted PM Modi.
“Deeply pained by the passing away of veteran BJP leader & former Minister, Shri Jaswant Singh ji. He served the nation in several capacities including the charge of Raksha Mantri. He distinguished himself as an effective Minister and Parliamentarian,” Rajnatn Singh wrote on Twitter.