Jaswant Singh Death: Former Union Minister Jaswant Singh has passed away. He was 82 years old. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defense Minister Rajnath Singh have condoled the demise of the former minister. He was ill since his house collapsed in August 2014. He was admitted to the Army's Research and Referral Hospital. Since then, he was hospitalized several times. In June this year, he was again hospitalized.
The hospital said in a statement, 'It is reported with deep sorrow that Hon'ble retired Major and former Union Minister Jaswant Singh died on September 27, 2020, at around 6:55 am. He was hospitalized from 25 June 2020. His various organs had stopped functioning properly, which was undergoing treatment. He also suffered a heart attack this morning. The hospital said that despite such efforts, they could not be saved.
Singh's family sources said that his last rites will be performed in Jodhpur, Rajasthan today.
Expressing grief over Singh's death, Prime Minister Modi wrote, 'Jaswant Singh Ji served our country with full devotion. First as a soldier and later during his long engagement with politics. During Atal Ji's government, he held important portfolios and left a strong mark in the finance, defense, and foreign affairs departments. I am saddened by his demise. '
The Prime Minister further said that the former Union Minister will be remembered for his unique outlook on matters of politics and society. He also contributed to strengthening the BJP. I will always remember our conversation. My condolences to his family and supporters. om Shanti.
Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said on the demise of the former Union Minister, 'It is deeply saddened by the passing away of veteran BJP leader and former Minister Mr. Jaswant Singh. He served the country in many capacities, including in charge of the Ministry of Defense. He distinguished himself as an effective minister and MP. '
He further said, 'Mr. Jaswant Singh Ji will be remembered for his intellectual abilities and an unprecedented record of service to the country. He also played an important role in strengthening the BJP in Rajasthan. My condolences to his family and supporters in this hour of grief. om Shanti.'