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Former Banker and AAP leader Meera Sanyal dies at 57

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Former Banker and AAP leader Meera Sanyal dies at 57
12 January, 2019
Former CEO of Royal Bank of Scotland and AAP member Meera Sanyal passed away on Friday after battling cancer.. She was 57 years old and is survived by husband, son and daughter. 

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.

"I am deeply saddened to hear about The passing away of Meera Sanyal. The country has lost a sharp economic brain and a gentle soul.  May she rest in peace" Sisodia tweeted.

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

Kochi-born Sanyal had joined the Aam Aadmi Party after quitting her job as the country chief executive of Royal Bank of Scotland and contested 2014 Lok Sabha election from Mumbai South constituency, which she lost.  Sanyal had earlier contested as an independent candidate in the 2009 Lok Sabha elections from the Mumbai South constituency.

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.

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