Former defence minister Jaswant Singh passes away at 82

Former Union Minister Jaswant Singh passes away on Sunday morning. He was 82.

Born on January 3, 1938, Jaswant Singh was a retired officer of the Indian Army. He was one of the founding members of the Bharatiya Janata Party. Jaswant Singh was also one of India’s longest serving parliamentarians, having been a member of one or the other house almost continuously between 1980 and 2014.

(With inputs from agencies)

“Jaswant Singh Ji served our nation diligently, 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,” tweeted PM Modi.

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