Former Union Minister Jaswant Singh passes away, politicians tweet condolences

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Former Union Minister Jaswant Singh
Former Union Minister Jaswant Singh

New Delhi : Former Union Minister Jaswant Singh on Sunday passed away after suffering with a cardiac arrest. He was 82-year-old.

"Jaswant Singh passed away at 6:55 am on Sunday. He was admitted on 25 June and was being treated for Sepsis with Multiorgan Dysfunction Syndrome," Army Hospital, Delhi said in a statement.

"He had a cardiac arrest this morning. His Covid-19 status is negative," it also said.

Several BJP leaders including PM Narendra Modi condoled the death of former union minister on social media. 

"Jaswant Singh Ji will be remembered for his unique perspective on matters of politics and society," said PM Modi.

"He also contributed to the strengthening of the BJP. I will always remember our interactions. Condolences to his family and supporters. Om Shanti," PM Modi also said.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh also shared grief over his passing.

"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," Singh wrote on Twitter.