Banker, Former CEO of Royal Bank of Scotland and AAP’s 2014 Lok Sabha candidate Meera Sanyal dies at 57


Noted banker and former CEO of Royal Bank of Scotland, Meera Sanyal, has died of cancer at the age of 57. Sanyal had also served as the head of corporate finance and chief operating officer for ABN Amro for Asia before joining the Aam Aadmi Party.

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Informing about her death, AAP’s Preeti Sharma Menon wrote, “Am really reaply broken to share that @meerasanyal is no more.
So noble, brave and graceful… I have no words.” Menon’s subsequent tweet read, “Meera had been fighting cancer for some time now. The brave refined soul that she was, she never let it be made public and we respected her even more thru this struggle. God takes away his own.”

AAP leader and Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia wrote, “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.”

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that he was ‘extremely sad to hear’ the news adding that he had ‘no words to express.’

In 2014, Sanyal had unsuccessfully contested the Lok Sabha polls on AAP ticket from South Mumbai constituency. A known critic of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s note ban decision in 2016, Sanyal had written a book ‘The Big Reverse, How Demonetisation Knocked India Out.’

Sanyal was the daughter of highly decorated Naval officer, late Vice Admiral GM Hiranandani.


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