New Delhi, August 24: Arun Jaitley, the former finance minister and one of the tallest leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party, passed away on Saturday. He died at the age of 66 years. Arun Jaitley was unwell for the last two years. He was admitted to All India Medical Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi after he complained of breathing issues on August 9. He was treated by a multidisciplinary team of senior doctors. Arun Jaitley Dies at 66: Former Finance Minister Breathes His Last at AIIMS.
Many political leaders condoled the death of former finance minister. Mourning the demise, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said "With the demise of Arun Jaitley Ji, I have lost a valued friend, whom I have had the honour of knowing for decades. His insight on issues and nuanced understanding of matters had very few parallels. He lived well, leaving us all with innumerable happy memories. We will miss him!" Arun Jaitley Dies at 66: Here's a Look at The Political Career of the Former Finance Minister And Senior BJP Leader.
Take a look at the tweets posted by politicians:
अरुण जेटली जी के निधन से अत्यंत दुःखी हूँ, जेटली जी का जाना मेरे लिये एक व्यक्तिगत क्षति है।
उनके रूप में मैंने न सिर्फ संगठन का एक वरिष्ठ नेता खोया है बल्कि परिवार का एक ऐसा अभिन्न सदस्य भी खोया है जिनका साथ और मार्गदर्शन मुझे वर्षो तक प्राप्त होता रहा।
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) August 24, 2019
Arun Jaitley ji served the nation in several capacities and he was an asset to the government and the party organisation.
He always had a deep and clear understanding of the issues of the day. His knowledge and articulation won him several friends.
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) August 24, 2019
A stalwart who paid tribute to his simple beginnings by helping those with meagre means . Orator par excellence, legal luminary @arunjaitley ji served the Nation and sangathan with dedication and zeal. My tributes to him. Condolences to loved ones. Om Shanti.
— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) August 24, 2019
Sad to hear that former Union Minister #ArunJaitley ji has passed away. My thoughts are with his family in this time of grief. May his soul rest in peace.
— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) August 24, 2019
— Sunny Deol (@iamsunnydeol) August 24, 2019
Untimely demise of former FM and senior leader Sh Arun Jaitley ji is a huge loss to the nation. A legal luminary and an experienced political leader known for his governance skills will be missed by the country. Thoughts and prayers with his family in this moment of grief. RIP
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) August 24, 2019
Unimaginable loss for Indian Politics!#ArunJaitley a man who donned many Hats ..a man who mesmerised all around Him ..a man who mentored many ...a man for whom you felt knew almost about everything under the Sun ..is no more with us
His life was an inspiration indeed
ॐ शांति🙏 pic.twitter.com/5Hu39zL3qr
— Sambit Patra (@sambitswaraj) August 24, 2019
Deeply saddened to know of untimely demise of former Union minister and senior BJP leader, Sh #ArunJaitley. My heartfelt condolences to his family members. May God give them strength. May his soul rest in peace.
— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) August 24, 2019
Saddened on the untimely demise of my dear friend Sh.@arunjaitley. It is a great loss for all of us. He was a great lawyer, leader & distinguished Parliamentarian. Heartfelt condolences. #ArunJaitley pic.twitter.com/1t7gSwMmaf
— SHARAD YADAV (@SharadYadavMP) August 24, 2019
Deeply saddened by the tragic passing of my friend&DelhiUniv senior @arunjaitley. We first met when he was at DUSU& I was President of StStephen’sCollegeUnion. Despite political differences we enjoyed a healthy mutual respect&debated his Budget often in LS. A great loss4India pic.twitter.com/RzxO1V6NTV
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) August 24, 2019
Sadly what remains is only memories.I was in #AtalBihariVajpayee cabinet,dear friend #ArunJaitley was colleague His invaluable contribution in several diverse sectors,government,parliament,legal fraternity,politics,public life is now unfortunately memory.Incredible contribution pic.twitter.com/2rm1DvgOJ0
— Suresh Prabhu (@sureshpprabhu) August 24, 2019
Extremely saddened at the passing away of Arun Jaitley Ji, after a battle bravely borne. An outstanding Parliamentarian & a brilliant lawyer, appreciated across parties. His contribution to Indian polity will be remembered. My condolences to his wife, children, friends & admirers
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) August 24, 2019
Deeply saddened by the demise of Senior BJP leader and former Union Minister #ArunJaitley ji.
An exemplary leader who has worked selflessly for the people of India.
May God give strength to the family to bear the loss and may his soul Rest in Peace.
Om Shanti! pic.twitter.com/HNYjTertm7
— Dr. Rutvij Patel (@DrRutvij) August 24, 2019
Sad to know that Shri. @arunjaitley is no more. May his soul rest in peace.
My deepest condolences to his family members & well-wishers. pic.twitter.com/LAKQVXFiep
— Siddaramaiah (@siddaramaiah) August 24, 2019
Together in cricket. pic.twitter.com/BYJpakfPk6
— Kapil Sibal (@KapilSibal) August 24, 2019
Arun Jaitley Dies Aged 66: Former Union Minister & Senior BJP leader Passes Away at AIIMS
The 66-year-old leader was unwell for the last two years. Arun Jaitley also took a three months break to undergo a kidney transplant. After 2019 general elections, he refused to be part of 2.0 Narendra Modi government citing health issues. Born on December 28, 1952, Jaitley served at the Minister of Finance and Corporate Affair from 2014 to 2019. He also served as Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha from 2009 to 2014. He was also a senior advocate of the Supreme Court of India