Former Union Minister, a close associate of ex- Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and a Retired officer of the Indian army, Jaswant Singh passed away at age 82 on Sunday. He was admitted to the Army (Research and Referral) Hospital in Delhi following a severe head injury at his residence.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his condolence and said, “Jaswant Singh Ji served our nation diligently, first as a soldier and later during his long association with politics during atal ji is government he handled crucial portfolios and left a strong mark in the worlds of finance defence and external affairs. Saddened by the 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 BJP. I will always remember our interactions. Condolences to his family and supporters. Om Shanti,” he tweeted.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh also expressed his pain on the demise of the former Union Minister, said, ” Deeply pained by the passing away of veteran BJP leader and 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.”