Former Union minister Jaswant Singh, 82, passes away

Former union minister Jaswant Singh, 82, died on Sunday morning.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a tweet that Jaswant Singh “served our nation diligently first as a soldier and later during his long association with politics.”

“Jaswant Singh Ji served our nation diligently, first as a soldier and later during his long association with politics. 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,” PM Modi’s tweet read.