New Delhi: Former Union Minister and veteran BJP leader Jaswant Singh passed away on Sunday. He was admitted to the Army’s Research and Referral hospital on June 25 and was being treated for Sepsis with Multiorgan Dysfunction Syndrome.
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“Major Jaswant Singh (Retd), former Cabinet Minister, passed away at 6:55 am today. He was admitted on 25 June & was being treated for Sepsis with Multiorgan Dysfunction Syndrome. He had a cardiac arrest this morning. His COVID status is negative”, the hospital said in a statement. Also Read - Observe Festivals With Modesty, Light Lamp For Soldiers: Key Points From PM Modi's Mann Ki Baat

Expressing grief over his demise, PM Modi said,”Jaswant Singh will be remembered for his unique perspective on matters of politics and society. During Atal Ji’s Government, he handled crucial portfolios and left a strong mark in the worlds of finance, defence and external affairs.” Also Read - Mann Ki Baat Highlights: PM Modi Bats For Buying Local Products on Dussehra

“He also contributed to the strengthening of the BJP. I will always remember our interactions. Condolences to his family and supporters. Om Shanti,” he tweeted further.

The prime minister also spoke to Manvendra Singh (son of the late BJP leader) and expressed condolences on the unfortunate demise of his father.

“True to his nature, Jaswant Ji fought his illness with immense courage for the last six years”, PM said.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh also condoled the demise of the former minister. He said,“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.”