Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, 66, breathes his last in All India Institute of Medical Sciences(AIIMS) today. He was placed under observation at the hospital’s Cardio-Neuro Centre, after he complained of palpitations and restlessness on August 9. Media and Protocol department of AIIMS has released an official press release confirming the news. “It is with profound grief that we inform about the sad demise of Shri Arun Jaitley, Hon’ble Member of Parliament and Former Finance Minister, Government of India at 12:07 pm on 24th August 2019. Shri Arun Jaitley was admitted in AIIMS, New Delhi on 08/08/2019 was treated by a multidisciplinary team of senior Doctors,” read the press release.
Termed to be one of the fine lawyers, the visionary leader left a void in Indian politics. Jaitley was born in Delhi on December 1952. He completed his schooling from St. Xaviers, Delhi and pursued an education in Sri Ram College of Commerce and Delhi University. He was a practising lawyer and hit to fame after working on Bofors scandal case. Jaitley forayed into politics in 1991 and became a member of the National Executive of the BJP and later became the party’s spokesperson in 1999. He later served the country as the Minister of State, Department of Information and Broadcasting and also Ministry of Law, Justice and Company Affairs.
Chief Ministers of the Telugu states, Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao and YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has expressed condolences to the family and followers of the senior politician.