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AAP leader Meera Sanyal passes away

ANI  |  Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] 

Former and (AAP) leader passed away on Friday at the age of 57 after a prolonged illness.

Sanyal, who was the former of in India, had fought the Lok Sabha elections from South in 2009 as an and in 2014 on the AAP's ticket.

A number of AAP leaders condoled the demise of

"Extremely sad to hear this. No words to express..." tweeted Chief Minister

Expressing grief over the death of Sanyal, Delhi's said the country has lost a "sharp economic brain and a gentle soul."

"I am deeply saddened to hear about the passing away of The country has lost a sharp economic brain and a gentle soul. May she rest in peace! You will forever remain in our hearts," he tweeted.

"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," read a tweet posted by the AAP's official account.

According to AAP sources, Sanyal's funeral is likely to be held on Saturday.

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First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 23:40 IST