Former Union minister Sanwarlal Jat passes away at 62

Sanwar Lal Jat (62), former Union Minister and BJP MP from Ajmer, passed away at 6.15 a.m. on Wednesday at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi, a senior official of the hospital said. According to doctors at the AIIMS, Mr. Jat had a cardiac arrest, which caused a damage to his brain and he was on ventilator. Mr. Jat had served as Minister of State for Water Resources in the Narendra Modi government.
Prime Minister Modi condoled with the passing away of the leader. “Anguished by the demise of MP & former Union Minister, Shri Sanwar Lal Jat. This is a big loss for the BJP & the nation. My condolences,” he tweeted. Mr. Modi also said Mr. Jat worked extensively for the wellbeing of villages and farmers. The BJP MP collapsed during a meeting chaired by party president Amit Shah in Jaipur last month. He was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Sawai Man Singh Hospital there and later airlifted to the AIIMS.