Mumbai, January 11: Meera Sanyal, a member of Aam Aadmi Party National Committee on Economic Policy, breathed her last in Mumbai today. Sanyal passed away aged 57 years. She was the former CEO and Chairman of the Royal Bank of Scotland in India. AAP’s national executive member Preeti Sharma Menon shared the news of Sanyal's untimely demise on her Twitter account. However, the exact cause of her death is still not known. AAP Claims Names of 30 Lakh Voters Deleted in Delhi.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal expressed grief over her untimely death. Kejriwal tweeted, "Extremely sad to hear this. No words to express..."
Here's what Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal tweeted on Meera Sanyal's Death:
Extremely sad to hear this. No words to express... https://t.co/YslA8TddvU
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) January 11, 2019
Deputy CM Manish Sisodia also condoled the demise of the former banker. Sisodia tweeted, "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."
Here's what Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia tweeted:
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
Meera Sanyal had contested the 2009 Lok Sabha Elections as an Independent candidate. The former banker, along with her husband, had campaigned and raised funds for Aam Aadmi Party in the 2013 Delhi Elections.
Sanyal was an active member of AAP. She also contested the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections from the Mumbai South constituency, as an AAP candidate. However, she lost the elections with a huge margin. 1984 Riots Lawyer HS Phoolka Quits AAP, Submits Resignation to Arvind Kejriwal.
Last month, Meera Sanyal launched her book titled ‘The Big Reverse – How Demonetization Knocked India Out’ taking a dig at PM Narendra Modi’s decision to demonetise higher currency notes.
Meera Sanyal was born in 1961 to Indian Navy officer, Gulab Mohanlal Hiranandani and Banu Hiranandani. Sanyal graduated in commerce (B.Com.) from Sydenham College, Mumbai in 1982 and did her MBA from INSEAD, France in 1983. She had also completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in 2006. She was also a member in Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers.