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    Former Union minister and BJP leader Jaswant Singh jasol passes away at age of 82

    By: Express Web Desk | Delhi |

    Updated: September 27, 2020 1:44:05 pm

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    Former Union minister Jaswant Singh.

    In coma for the last six years, former defence minister Jaswant Singh passed away on Sunday. He was 82. In 2014, he was admitted to the (Research and Referral) Hospital in Delhi following a severe head injury at his residence.

    “It is with profound grief that we inform about the sad demise of Hon'ble Major Jaswant Singh (Retd), former Cabinet Minister of Government of 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,” the hospital said in a statement.

    Condoling his death, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted: 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.”

    Modi added that the former union minister “will be remembered for his unique perspective on matters of politics and society.” “He also contributed to the strengthening of the . I will always remember our interactions….

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