Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has died at Delhi’s AIIMS hospital, days after he was admitted following complaints of breathlessness.He was 66.In a brief statement, the hospital said Arun Jaitley died at 12.07 pm.”It is with profound grief that we inform about the sad demise of Shri Arun Jaitley.Honourable Member of Parliament and former finance minister,government of India at 12:07 pm on 24 August, 2019.
Shri Arun jaitley was admitted in AIIMS, New Delhi on 09/08/2019 and was treated by a multidisciplinary team of senior doctors,” said AIIMS in a statement.The veteran BJP leader, who was brought in to the hospital on August 9, had been put on life support and was being monitored by a multidisciplinary team of doctors. Hospital sources had earlier said he was on life support.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is in the UAE, said Mr Jaitley was a “political giant, towering intellectual and legal luminary.”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.Hune hune aai eh vadi khabr ke sabka mukh mantri arun jetli da aaj dehant ho gea hai te ohna di umar aje 66 saal hi si.