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Banker-turned-politician Meera Sanyal dead

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi/Mumbai 

Banker-turned-politician died Friday after a

Sanyal, 57, had joined the after quitting her job as the of Royal Bank of Scotland, and contested the Lok Sabha election in 2014.

leader and Delhi's confirmed her death in a tweet, saying the country has lost a "sharp economic brain and a gentle soul".

"You will forever remain in our hearts," Sisodia said in the tweet.

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

In her 30-year-old career before surprising all by plunging into politics, the Kochi-born had also served as the and chief operating officer for for

She unsuccessfully contested the 2014 Lok Sabha election from south constituency.

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First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 22:50 IST