Arun Jaitley Passes Away at 66: President Ram Nath Kovind Expresses Condolence on Former Finance Minister’s Death
Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. (Photo Credits: PTI)

New Delhi, August 24: President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday expressed condolences on the demise of former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, saying that his death leaves a huge void in the intellectual ecosystem.

"Extremely saddened by the passing of Shri Arun Jaitley after battling a long illness with fortitude and dignity. A brilliant lawyer, a seasoned parliamentarian, and a distinguished minister, he contributed immensely to nation building," he tweeted. Arun Jaitley to be Cremated on Sunday at Nigam Bodh Ghat in Delhi at 2 PM.

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In another tweet, the President said: "Shri Arun Jaitley possessed a unique ability of discharging the most onerous responsibility with poise, passion and studied understanding. His passing leaves a huge void in our public life and our intellectual ecosystem. Condolences to his family and associates." Jaitley, 66, passed away on Saturday in Delhi after prolonged illness.