Former RBS chief executive and politician Meera Sanyal dies on Friday after a brief illness at age of 57. Meera Sanyal was the former CEO & chairman of the Royal Bank of Scotland in India. Later Sanyal joined the Aam Aadmi Party after quitting her job and contested a Lok Sabha election in 2014.
Sanyal, daughter of a highly decorated Naval officer, late Vice Admiral Gulab Mohanlal Hiranandani, was involved in banking for over 30 years before stepping down from RBS to stand as the Aam Aadmi Party candidate in South Mumbai in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. She had earlier contested as an independent candidate in the 2009 Lok Sabha elections from the Mumbai South constituency.
Sanyal also served as a non-executive Director on the board of Pradan an Indian NGO that works to empower women through entrepreneurship and on the International Board of Right to Play, a global organisation that has helped over 1 million children through the transformative power of play.
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!You will forever remain in our hearts.— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) January 11, 2019
Aam Aadmi Party also tweeted, saying "We are deeply saddened by this loss, Meera Sanyal a good heart has stopped beating, a good soul ascended to heaven."
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 pic.twitter.com/LGGygwQmHi— AAP (@AamAadmiParty) January 11, 2019