Meera Sanyal, a member of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP,) passed away, on Friday (yesterday.) Ms. Sanyal took her last breath around 8:00 P.M., at her residence in Mumbai.
Preeti Sharma Menon, a member of the Executive Committee of the AAP, said, “It is with profound sadness that I share the heart breaking news that my colleague, my leader, Meera Sanyal is no more. I have never met a more graceful, dignified person and share the deep pain that her family must be going through right now. I pray they have the strength to bear her loss.”
Meera Sanyal, 57 years old, was suffering from cancer for two years and was undergoing treatment for the same at a hospital in Mumbai.
Meera Sanyal was the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and the Chairperson of Royal Bank of Scotland (India.) Later, she joined the AAP and contested the Lok Sabha elections in the year 2009 and 2014 from Mumbai, but was defeated by the Congress party both the times.
Ruben Mascarenhas, the National Joint Secretary of the AAP, spoke about the political journey of Meera Sanyal and said, “She showed the way for clean politics when she entered the contest as an independent in 2004. Mumbai has lost one of her greatest daughters. I have lost a mentor (sic.)”
Arvind Kejriwal, the Chief Minister of Delhi, and other political leaders took to Twitter and conveyed their condolences to Meera Sanyal’s family.
Meera was one of the bravest and sharpest women I have known. Her story is an inspiration for all of us who are trying to make change happen through politics. Will miss her deeply. pic.twitter.com/IWNrXOTqRP
— Atishi (@AtishiAAP) January 11, 2019
Extremely sad to hear this. No words to express… https://t.co/YslA8TddvU
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) January 11, 2019