Meera Sanyal, banker-turned-politician dies at 57

Banker-turned-politician Meera Sanyal (57) died today after a brief illness. Being India head of Royal Bank of Scotland, she had contested from Mumbai South as an independent in 2009 polls. After defeat she continued in her job.

Later she quit from the job, focused on constructive activities in the country and later jioned Aam Aadmi Party and functioning as member of  its top political committee.  She contested in 2014 from the same constituency as AAP candidate, but lost.

AAP leader and Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia 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…,” AAP chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted.

In her 30-year-old banking career before surprising all by plunging into politics, the Kochi-born Sanyal had also served as the head of corporate finance and chief operating officer for ABN Amro for Asia. She also joined Indian Liberal Grop and became its national president.

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