Former finance minister Arun Jaitley passed away at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi on Saturday after prolonged illness at the age of 66. As per reports, Jaitley breathed his last at around 12 pm today in the hospital where he was admitted since August 9.
As per reports, the former Union Minister was rushed to AIIMS on August 9 after he complained of breathlessness and restlessness.
According to sources, he was on life support system. A multidisciplinary team of doctors was consistently monitoring his condition.
After the news of Jaitley's demise broke, several Bollywood stars reacted to it by sharing messages of condolences on social media. Amitabh Bachchan shared an old picture of his with Jaitley wrote, "an amiable soul .. considerate and ever friendly .. prayers and condolences ..🙏🏻"
Riteish Deshmukh wrote, "Deeply saddened by the passing away of Shri #ArunJaitley ji... deepest condolences to the family & loved ones."
In another instance, BJP MP and filmmaker Sunny Deol wrote on Twitter, "Nation loses another great leader. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.#ArunJaitley."
While Adnan Sami wrote, "Saddened to learn the news of Arun Jaitley ji’s passing away. He was a very kind soul.Rest in Peace.🙏 #ArunJaitley (sic)."
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Met Shri #ArunJaitley Ji almost 20 years back for the first time & have been his admirer ever since. His demise is a huge loss for our nation. Will be truly missed. My heartfelt condolences to the family. 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/XsBXwQnpj0— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) August 24, 2019
Absolutely heartbreaking to hear about the sudden demise of Shri Arun Jaitley Ji. The nation has lost a leader today. My deepest condolences to the family and loved ones in this hour of grief.— Hrithik Roshan (@iHrithik) August 24, 2019
Deeply saddened and shocked to hear the demise of #ArunJaitley sir. We have lost one of the prominent leaders today. My prayers are with his family and loved ones.— Sanjay Dutt (@duttsanjay) August 24, 2019
Saddened to hear about #ArunJaitley .Always looked up to him for his eloquence. And the manner in which he articulated his point of view and his mastery of all things legal.A loss for the country. May the Almighty give his family strength to bear this untimely loss 🙏— Gul Panag (@GulPanag) August 24, 2019
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