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Banker-turned-politician Meera Sanyal passes away at 57

Meera Sanyal
Meera Sanyal
Banker-turned-politician Meera Sanyal, who had joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and unsuccessfully contested the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, passed away here today after a brief illness. 
 
She was 57. She is survived by her husband Ashish Sanyal, a businessman, daughter Priyadarshini and son Jai.
 
Ms. Sanyal had served as the chairman of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS)-India before quitting her banking career to join politics. Earlier, she had served as the head of corporate finance and chief operating officer for ABN Amro for Asia.
 
She joined AAP, headed by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, and contested the 2014 Lok Sabha elections from Mumbai South constituency. She had also contested as an independent candidate in the 2009 Lok Sabhe elections from the same constituency.
 
Born on October 15, 1961 as the daughter of Vice-Admiral Gulab Hiranandani and his wife Banu, Ms. Sanyal graduated in commerce from Sydenham College here and took an MBA from INSEAD in France. She also completed an Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in 2006. 
 
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