Former Union Minister Jaswant Singh Dies At 82: Tributes

Tributes started pouring in on Twitter soon after with Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying Jaswant Singh "left a strong mark in the worlds of finance, defence and external affairs" in a tweet.

Former Union Minister Jaswant Singh Dies At 82: Tributes

Former Union Minister Jaswant Singh died today at 82

New Delhi:

Former Union Minister Jaswant Singh died on Sunday. He was 82.

He died today at 6:55 am of a cardiac arrest at Delhi's Army Hospital where he was admitted in June, the hospital said in a statement.

Tributes started pouring in on Twitter soon after with Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying he "left a strong mark in the worlds of finance, defence and external affairs" in a tweet.

"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," the Prime Minister's tweet read.

Jaswant Singh, who was from Rajasthan, had served as India's foreign minister, defense minister and finance minister. He was an officer in the Army in the 1950s and 60s but he later resigned to pursue a career in politics.

Here are the tributes for Jaswant Singh:

Sep 27, 2020 11:20 (IST)
President Ram Nath Kovind tweeted his condolences:
The demise of veteran soldier, outstanding parliamentarian, exceptional leader and intellectual Shri Jaswant Singh is distressing. He combined many difficult roles with ease and equanimity. My heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.

- President Kovind tweeted
Sep 27, 2020 10:33 (IST)
Omar Abdullah condoled Jaswant Singh's death

Sep 27, 2020 10:26 (IST)
Himachal Chief Minister Jairam Thakur condoled Jaswant Singh's death
"Received the sad news of the death of former Union Minister Shri Jaswant Singh. He has served the country and the people with dedication, which will always be remembered. May God give the departed soul peace and the bereaved family the power to bear this unbearable sorrow," he tweeted in Hindi.
Sep 27, 2020 10:10 (IST)
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor tweeted his condolences

Sep 27, 2020 10:08 (IST)
Congress leader Siddaramaiah tweeted condolences on Jaswant Singh's death
"Saddened by the demise of former Union Minister Shri. Jaswant Singh. My condolences to his family members and well-wishers," he tweeted.
Sep 27, 2020 09:49 (IST)
Ashok Gehlot condoles death of Jaswant Singh
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Sunday condoled the death of former union minister Jaswant Singh.

Jaswant Singh died early today at a hospital in Delhi.

"My heartfelt condolences at the passing away of senior leader from Rajasthan and former union minister, shri Jaswant Singhji," Mr Gehlot tweeted.

He prayed for the peace of the departed soul and strength to his family members and supporters.
Sep 27, 2020 09:48 (IST)
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan also condoled Jaswant Singh's death
"Saddened by the passing away of former defence minister and veteran BJP leader Shri Jaswant Singh ji. A man of great knowledge and wisdom, he served the nation diligently in several capacities. My deepest condolences to his family in this hour of grief," he tweeted.
Sep 27, 2020 09:37 (IST)
Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant condoled Jaswant Singh's death

Sep 27, 2020 09:36 (IST)
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu condoles Jaswant Singh's death
"Learnt about the death of former defence and foreign minister Jaswant Singh. May his soul rest in peace and may God give his family the strength to cope with the grief," Mr Khandu tweeted in Hindi.
Sep 27, 2020 09:28 (IST)
Om Birla condoles Jaswant Singh's death
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla also tweeted his condolences and said he was saddened by the former Union Minister's death. He extended his condolences to Jaswant Singh's family.
Sep 27, 2020 09:25 (IST)
Foreign Minister S Jaishankar tweeted his condolences

Sep 27, 2020 09:24 (IST)
UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also condoled Jaswant Singh's death
"Received the news of death of former Union Minister and senior leader Jaswant Singh. Will pray to Lord Rama to give the departed soul a place by his feet and to provide the family with the ability to bear this trauma," Yogi Adityanath tweeted in Hindi.
Sep 27, 2020 09:19 (IST)
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh condoled Jaswant Singh's death
"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," he tweeted.

In a second tweet, Mr Singh said:

Sep 27, 2020 09:14 (IST)
Ex-Union Minister Jaswant Singh Dies At 82. "Saddened By His Demise," Tweets PM
Former union minister and BJP leader Jaswant Singh dies at 82. "Saddened by his demise," tweets PM Modi.
Sep 27, 2020 09:11 (IST)
"Deeply Pained": BS Yediyurappa tweets condolences on Jaswant Singh's death

Sep 27, 2020 09:10 (IST)
Jaswant Singh dies: Union Minister of State Jitendra Singh extended his condolences
"Saddened to learn about the demise of multifaceted  veteran and leader Sh Jaswant Singh ji," he tweeted.
Sep 27, 2020 09:09 (IST)
"Worked For Country All His Life": Arvind Kejriwal Tweets Condolences For Jaswant Singh

Sep 27, 2020 09:07 (IST)
Smriti Irani condoled the death of Jaswant Singh
"Pained with the passing away of Jaswant Singh ji , a stalwart who served our Nation diligently; be it politics or the armed forces. My condolences to his loved ones and supporters. Om Shanti," Ms Irani tweeted.
Sep 27, 2020 09:04 (IST)
Prime Minister Modi also tweeted: "Spoke to Shri Manvendra Singh and expressed condolences on the unfortunate demise of Shri Jaswant Singh Ji. True to his nature, Jaswant Ji fought his illness with immense courage for the last six years."
Sep 27, 2020 09:04 (IST)
BJP leader Ram Madhav condoled Jaswant Singh's death
"Sh Jaswant Singh was a scholar-leader of great majesty, integrity and credibility. Made a mark for himself as d Foreign Minister n Defense Minister in Vajpayee govt. End of another stalwart of a glorious past era. My sincere condolences to Manvendra n family. Om Shanti," he tweeted.