Sanwar Lal Jat, former Union minister and BJP MP from Ajmer, passed away in New Delhi on 9 August 2017. He was 62.
The minister was being treated at Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) hospital. He had suffered a cardiac arrest and collapsed during a meeting chaired by BJP party president Amit Shah at Jaipur in July, following which he was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the city’s Sawai Man Singh Hospital.
However, he had to be airlifted to AIIMS from Jaipur after his condition turned critical. He slipped into coma shortly later. According to the doctors at AIIMS, the cardiac arrest had caused damage to Jat’s brain and he had to be put on a ventilator.
About Sanwar Lal Jat
• Born in 1955, Sanwar Lal Jat with an M Com degree and Ph.D. was a prof
essor before joining politics.
• He was married to Narbada and had two sons and a daughter.
• Jat served as a member of the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly for a total of five terms.
• He also served as a Cabinet Minister in the Rajasthan Government thrice. He held portfolios of irrigation, Indira Gandhi Nahar Pariyojana, PHED, CAD and Ground Water Development.
• In 2014, he was elected to the Lok Sabha from Ajmer constituency, defeating Congress candidate Sachin Pilot.
• He served as the Union Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation under the Narendra Modi government until July 2016.
Paying condolences to the late minister, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that it was a big loss for the party as well as the nation. Further, Modi highlighting his hard work and perseverance said that Jat had worked extensively for the well-being of farmers and villages.
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