Meera Sanyal, former banker and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader passed away on Friday at the age of 57 after a brief illness.
The official Twitter page of AAP shared the news expressing their grief.
We are deeply saddened by this loss, @meerasanyal a good heart has stopped beating, a good soul ascended to heaven. Her memories will forever remain in our hearts.
May she rest in peace! #RIP pic.twitter.com/LGGygwQmHi
— AAP (@AamAadmiParty) January 11, 2019
Sanyal, former chief executive officer and chairperson of the Royal Bank of Scotland in India, contested the Lok Sabha election in 2014 on APP’s ticket.
She unsuccessfully contested the elections from Mumbai South constituency.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and deputy CM Manish Sisodia also expressed their condolences.
Extremely sad to hear this. No words to express… https://t.co/YslA8TddvU
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) January 11, 2019
I am deeply saddened to hear about
the passing away of Meera Sanyal.
The country has lost a sharp economic brain and a gentle soul. May she rest in peace!
You will forever remain in our hearts.
— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) January 11, 2019
Sanyal was a member of former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s International Council on Women’s Business Leadership. She was awarded as Philanthropist of the Year by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) in 2011.