Banker turned politician Meera Sanyal has passed away at the age of 57 on Friday. Sanyal, 57, had joined the Aam Aadmi Party after quitting her job as the country chief executive of Royal Bank of Scotland, and contested a Lok Sabha election in 2014.
AAP leader and Delhi’s deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia confirmed her death in a tweet, saying the country has lost a sharp economic brain and a gentle soul.
In her 30-year-old banking career before surprising all by plunging into politics, the Kochi-born Sanyal had also served as the head of corporate finance and chief operating officer for ABN Amro for Asia.
She unsuccessfully contested the 2014 Lok Sabha election from Mumbai south constituency.
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
AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal stated that he was extremely saddened by Sanyal’s demise. Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia tweeted that ‘the country has lost a sharp economic brain and a gentle soul. May she rest in peace!”
Extremely sad to hear this. No words to express… https://t.co/YslA8TddvU
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) January 11, 2019
Sanyal also authored a book entitled ‘The Big Reverse: How Demonetization Knocked India Out’