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BJP MP from Ajmer Sanwar Lal Jat passes away

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Former Union minister and MP from Sanwar Lal Jat passed away this morning at the AIIMS, where he was being treated, hospital authorities said.

He was 62.


The leader passed away at 6.15 am, a senior official at the All Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) told PTI.

According to doctors at the AIIMS, Jat had a cardiac arrest which caused damage to his brain and he was on ventilator.

Jat had served as Minister of State for Water Resources in the Prime Minister Modi condoled the passing away of the leader.

"Anguished by the demise of MP & former Union Minister, Shri Sanwar Lal Jat. This is a big loss for the & the nation. My condolences," he tweeted.

In his message, Modi also said Jat worked extensively for the wellbeing of villages and farmers.

The MP had collapsed during a meeting chaired by party president at last month, following which he was admitted to the (ICU) of Sawai Man Singh Hospital there.

Jat was airlifted to the AIIMS from after his condition had turned critical.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, August 09 2017. 10:22 IST
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