Senior BJP leader and Arun Jaitley, who took over as finance minister in the first term of the Modi government, passed away. He breathed his last at Delhi AIIMS this afternoon at 12.15 pm. Jaitley was admitted to AIIMS for the last several days. He was treated by a team of specialist doctors. Jaitley, 66, was brought to AIIMS on August 9 after complaining of difficulty in breathing and discomfort. AIIMS had not issued any bulletin on Jaitley’s health since 10 August. Jaitley did not contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections due to poor health. After the death of Arun Jaitley, the whole country has been plunged into mourning.
Former Team India batsman VVS Laxman tweeted and paid tribute to former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. He wrote, sad to know about the death of Arun Jaitley. My deepest condolences to his family, friends and fans. om Shanti !
On the death of Arun Jaitley, Gautam Gambhir became inconsolable and tweeted with great sentiment and wrote,
A father teaches us to speak, but a father teaches a human to talk. A father teaches us to walk but a man like a father teaches us to march. A father gives you a name, but a person like a father recognizes you. A part of me went with my father, Mr. Arun Jaitley. Tribute sir.