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Arjun Jaitley Passes Away at 66: PM Modi Mourns Loss of His ‘Valued Friend’

Arun Jaitley, who underwent a kidney transplant surgery last year, was admitted to the AIIMS New Delhi. In the year 2014, Jaitley underwent a bariatric surgery to address the excess weight he had gained due to diabetes.

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Updated:August 24, 2019, 1:59 PM IST
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Arjun Jaitley Passes Away at 66: PM Modi Mourns Loss of His ‘Valued Friend’
File photo of PM Narendra Modi with BJP President Amit Shah and Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley during the Diwali Mangal Milan programme in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)
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After losing Sushma Swaraj due to cardiac arrest on August 6, former Finance Minister and senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley has also left the world for his heavenly abode.

The minister, aged 66, has sent the nation in mourning after the news of his passing away has reached the common man. Jaitley, who underwent a kidney transplant surgery last year, was admitted to the AIIMS New Delhi. In the year 2014, Jaitley underwent a bariatric surgery to address the excess weight he had gained due to diabetes.

As the nation mourns the untimely demise of the great leader, here’s how the politicians choose to remember the former Finance Minister. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on his 3-nation tour, took to twitter to express his grief of losing a ‘valued friend’.

While the whole nation seems to be in shock, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh to be affected the most on loss of his friend. Listing out his achievements, the leader said he feels anguish. He also declared cancelling his Lucknow schedule to return to Delhi.

President of India, Ram Nath Kovind paid his tribute through a tweet.

BJP senior leader and Union Minister Smriti Irani also expressed her grief.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal prayed for peace of the departed soul. Calling him a ‘legal luminary and an experienced political leader known for his governance skills’, Kejriwal expressed his grief on the death.

Known for his words, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor also paid a heartwarming tribute to Arun Jaitley. He recalled how did they first met when Tharoor was the President at St Stephern’s College Union. Sharing a picture with him, the Congress leader recalled about their differences of opinions in Lok Sabha.

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