Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley passed away at 66. He breathed his last at All India Medical Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi on Saturday. The late BJP leader was in a critical condition and was admitted in the hospital on August 9. The news of his demise left the nation teary-eyed. The social media feed is filled with the messages of condolence. Bollywood celebs like Arjun Kapoor, Sidharth Malhotra, Anil Kapoor, Riteish Deshmukh, Sunny Deol, Shatrughan Sinha tweeted paid tribute. Arun Jaitley Dies at 66: Former FM Was PM Narendra Modi's Go-To Man Who Had Friends on Both Sides of the Aisle.
The Housefull 4 actor took Twitter to write, "Deeply saddened by the passing away of Shri #ArunJaitley ji... deepest condolences to the family & loved ones." On the other hand, Gadar: Ek Prem Katha actor, Sunny Deol shared on the micro-blogging site, "Nation loses another great leader. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.#ArunJaitley." Check out the tweets below.
Arjun Kapoor's Tweet
Extremely saddened to hear about the loss of #ArunJaitley ji.. My sincere condolences to all the near and dear ones ..
— Arjun Kapoor (@arjunk26) August 24, 2019
Anil Kapoor's Tweet
Met Shri #ArunJaitley Ji almost 20 years back for the first time & have been his admirer ever since.
His demise is a huge loss for our nation.
Will be truly missed.
My heartfelt condolences to the family. 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/XsBXwQnpj0
— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) August 24, 2019
Sidharth Malhotra's Tweet
Rest in peace #ArunJaitley. Your demise has left a void in the country. My prayers are with the family and loved ones.
— Sidharth Malhotra (@SidMalhotra) August 24, 2019
Riteish Deshmukh's Tweet
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) August 24, 2019
Sunny Deol's Tweet
— Sunny Deol (@iamsunnydeol) August 24, 2019
Shatrughan Sinha's Tweet
Deeply pained & anguished on the sad demise of our old friend, friend & guide of the society, veteran stalwart leader #ArunJaitley.
The whole nation grieves his loss. He led over four decades in public life effectively & satisfyingly. He had enormous leadership qualities & was a
— Shatrughan Sinha (@ShatruganSinha) August 24, 2019
Adnan Sami's Tweet
Saddened to learn the news of Arun Jaitley ji’s passing away. He was a very kind soul.
Rest in Peace.🙏 #ArunJaitley
— Adnan Sami (@AdnanSamiLive) August 24, 2019
Jaitley was being monitored by a team of experts including endocrinologist, nephrologist and cardiologist in the hospital. Due to ailing health, the senior BJP leader was not a part of the Modi-led government at the Centre. He had undergone a renal transplant on May 14 last year at AIIMS. In September 2014, he underwent bariatric surgery to correct the weight he had gained because of a long-standing diabetic condition.