AAP leader Meera Sanyal,57, dies after battling cancer

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AAP leader Meera Sanyal died at her residence on Friday evening. She was 57, the party said.
Sanyal was being treated for cancer for the past two years.
“It is with profound sadness that I share the heart breaking news that my colleague, my leader, Meera Sanyal is no more. I have never met a more graceful, dignified person and share the deep pain that her family must be going through right now. I pray they have the strength to bear her loss,” Preeti Sharma Menon, a member of the Executive Committee of the Aam Aadmi Party, said in a statement.
Delhi Chief Minister and AAP head Arvind Kejriwal said in a tweet said, “Extremely sad to hear this. No words to express grief.”
Party leader Manish Sisodia tweeted: “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.”
An eminent banker, Sanyal had quit her job as the country chief executive of Royal Bank of Scotland to join the Aam Aadmi Party,
She was also known for her social work. Meera had also written a book ‘The Big Reverse: How Demonetization Knocked India Out”.
She unsuccessfully contested the 2014 Lok Sabha election from Mumbai south constituency on AAP ticket against Congress’s Milind Deora .

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