Jodhpur: Former Union Minister Jaswant Singh, who died in Delhi on Sunday morning, was cremated at his farm house in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur in the evening.
Singh, 82, died after a cardiac arrest at Delhi’s Army Hospital (Research & Referral), where he had been admitted in June.
His son Manvendra Singh lit the funeral pyre amid chanting of Vedic mantras. Singh’s family members and relatives were present during the cremation at the farmhouse located near a civil airport.
“It is with profound grief that we inform about the sad demise of Hon’ble Major Jaswant Singh (Retd), former Cabinet Minister of Government of India at 0655 hours on 27 September 2020. He was admitted on 25 Jun 2020 and being treated for Sepsis with Multiorgan Dysfunction Syndrome and effects of Severe Head Injury old (Optd) had a Cardiac arrest this morning,” the hospital said in a statement.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “Jaswant Singh Ji served our nation diligently, first as a soldier and later during his long association with politics. During Atal Ji’s Government, he handled crucial portfolios and left a strong mark in the worlds of finance, defence and external affairs. Saddened by his demise.”