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RIP Arun Jaitley: The Journey of Former FM in Rare Images

Politics | News18 | August 24, 2019, 12:48 pm
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 Arun Jaitley was born to Maharaj Kishen Jaitley and Ratan Prabha Jaitley on December 28, 1952. (Image: arunjaitley.com)

Arun Jaitley was born to Maharaj Kishen Jaitley and Ratan Prabha Jaitley on December 28, 1952. (Image: arunjaitley.com)

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 Former Finance minister Arun Jaitley was the youngest of three children. (Image: arunjaitley.com)

Former Finance minister Arun Jaitley was the youngest of three children. (Image: arunjaitley.com)

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 Arun Jaitley did his schooling from St. Xavier's School, Delhi. He then completed his higher studies in 1973 from Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) in New Delhi. (Image: arunjaitley.com)

Arun Jaitley did his schooling from St. Xavier's School, Delhi. He then completed his higher studies in 1973 from Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) in New Delhi. (Image: arunjaitley.com)

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 A rare photo Arun Jaitley from his college days. (Image: arunjaitley.com)

A rare photo Arun Jaitley from his college days. (Image: arunjaitley.com)

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 In 1974, Jaitley entered politics by contesting an election at college. He won the post of president of the student's union in the University of Delhi. (Image: arunjaitley.com)

In 1974, Jaitley entered politics by contesting an election at college. He won the post of president of the student's union in the University of Delhi. (Image: arunjaitley.com)

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 A young Arun Jaitley playing cricket with his friends during his college days. (Image: arunjaitley.com)

A young Arun Jaitley playing cricket with his friends during his college days. (Image: arunjaitley.com)

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 Jaitley was jailed for 19 months in the Tihar Jail for raising his voice against the imposition of Emergency in 1975. (Image: arunjaitley.com)

Jaitley was jailed for 19 months in the Tihar Jail for raising his voice against the imposition of Emergency in 1975. (Image: arunjaitley.com)

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 In 1977, Jaitley, the national convener of the Loktantrik Yuva Morcha formed to campaign for the Janta Party, campaigned all over the country. At the General elections, Congress faced defeat for the first time. (Image: arunjaitley.com)

In 1977, Jaitley, the national convener of the Loktantrik Yuva Morcha formed to campaign for the Janta Party, campaigned all over the country. At the General elections, Congress faced defeat for the first time. (Image: arunjaitley.com)

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 In 1977, Arun Jaitley started practising law. Jaitely became a senior advocate and later became the Additional Solicitor General of India at the age of 37. (Image: arunjaitley.com)

In 1977, Arun Jaitley started practising law. Jaitely became a senior advocate and later became the Additional Solicitor General of India at the age of 37. (Image: arunjaitley.com)

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 Arun Jaitley joined the Bharatiya Janta Party in 1980. (Image: arunjaitley.com)

Arun Jaitley joined the Bharatiya Janta Party in 1980. (Image: arunjaitley.com)

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 Arun Jaitley married Sangeeta Jaitley on May 24, 1982. A rare photograph of his wedding. (Image: arunjaitley.com)

Arun Jaitley married Sangeeta Jaitley on May 24, 1982. A rare photograph of his wedding. (Image: arunjaitley.com)

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 Arun Jaitley was blessed with a girl, Sonali Jaitley, in 1983. (Image: arunjaitley.com)

Arun Jaitley was blessed with a girl, Sonali Jaitley, in 1983. (Image: arunjaitley.com)

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 Former Finance minister Arun Jaitley with his wife and daughter.

Former Finance minister Arun Jaitley with his wife and daughter.

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 Jaitley became a father for the second time in 1989. He was blessed with a boy, Rohan Jaitley. (Image: arunjaitley.com)

Jaitley became a father for the second time in 1989. He was blessed with a boy, Rohan Jaitley. (Image: arunjaitley.com)

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 Arun Jaitley was appointed the Additional Solicitor General of India in 1990. (Image: arunjaitley.com)

Arun Jaitley was appointed the Additional Solicitor General of India in 1990. (Image: arunjaitley.com)

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 Arun Jaitley became a member of the National Executive of the BJP in 1991. (Image: arunjaitley.com)

Arun Jaitley became a member of the National Executive of the BJP in 1991. (Image: arunjaitley.com)

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 Arun Jaitely also served as the Vice President of The Board of Control for Cricket in India. (Image: arunjaitley.com)

Arun Jaitely also served as the Vice President of The Board of Control for Cricket in India. (Image: arunjaitley.com)

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 Jaitley was also appointed Minister of State for Disinvestment (Independent Charge), a new ministry created for the first time to give effect to the policy of disinvestments under the World Trade Organization regime and took over the additional charge of the Ministry of Law, Justice and Company Affairs on 23 July 2000 following the resignation of Ram Jethmalani. (Image: arunjaitley.com)

Jaitley was also appointed Minister of State for Disinvestment (Independent Charge), a new ministry created for the first time to give effect to the policy of disinvestments under the World Trade Organization regime and took over the additional charge of the Ministry of Law, Justice and Company Affairs on 23 July 2000 following the resignation of Ram Jethmalani. (Image: arunjaitley.com)

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 A year later, Arun Jaitely was also given additional charge for the Ministry of Shipping. (Image: arunjaitley.com)

A year later, Arun Jaitely was also given additional charge for the Ministry of Shipping. (Image: arunjaitley.com)

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 Arun Jaitley playing cricket. (Image: Special Arrangement)

Arun Jaitley playing cricket. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 In 2002, Arun Jaitley was appointed as General Secretary of the Bharatiya Janta Party. (Image: arunjaitley.com)

In 2002, Arun Jaitley was appointed as General Secretary of the Bharatiya Janta Party. (Image: arunjaitley.com)

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 In 2003, Arun Jaitley led the Indian delegation for the WTO conference in Cancun, Mexico. (Image: arunjaitley.com)

In 2003, Arun Jaitley led the Indian delegation for the WTO conference in Cancun, Mexico. (Image: arunjaitley.com)

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 Arun Jaitley was re-elected to the Rajya Sabha from Gujarat in 2006. (Image: arunjaitley.com)

Arun Jaitley was re-elected to the Rajya Sabha from Gujarat in 2006. (Image: arunjaitley.com)

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 In 2009: Arun Jaitely played a key role as the Leader of Opposition. He was chosen as the Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha on 3 June 2009 by LK Advani and on 16 June 2009, he resigned from the post of General Secretary of BJP as per his party's One Man One Post principle (Image: arunjaitley.com)

In 2009: Arun Jaitely played a key role as the Leader of Opposition. He was chosen as the Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha on 3 June 2009 by LK Advani and on 16 June 2009, he resigned from the post of General Secretary of BJP as per his party's One Man One Post principle (Image: arunjaitley.com)

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 In 2012, Arun Jaitley was re-elected to the Rajya Sabha; he was again accorded recognition as the Leader of Opposition, Rajya Sabha. (Image: arunjaitley.com)

In 2012, Arun Jaitley was re-elected to the Rajya Sabha; he was again accorded recognition as the Leader of Opposition, Rajya Sabha. (Image: arunjaitley.com)

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 Notably, being in the party since 1980, he never contested any direct election until 2014, when he replaced Navjot Singh Sidhu in Amritsar but lost to Indian National Congress' Amarinder Singh. (Image: arunjaitley.com)

Notably, being in the party since 1980, he never contested any direct election until 2014, when he replaced Navjot Singh Sidhu in Amritsar but lost to Indian National Congress' Amarinder Singh. (Image: arunjaitley.com)

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 On May 26, 2014, Jaitley was selected by newly elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi to be the Minister of Finance, the Minister for Corporate Affairs and the Minister of Defence, in his cabinet. (Image: arunjaitley.com)

On May 26, 2014, Jaitley was selected by newly elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi to be the Minister of Finance, the Minister for Corporate Affairs and the Minister of Defence, in his cabinet. (Image: arunjaitley.com)

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 In 2018, Arun Jaitley was re-elected to Rajya Sabha from Uttar Pradesh. (Image: arunjaitley.com)

In 2018, Arun Jaitley was re-elected to Rajya Sabha from Uttar Pradesh. (Image: arunjaitley.com)

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 On May 29 2019, in a letter to Prime Minister Modi, Arun Jaitley cited his health as a reason for not taking an active role in the formation of the new government. (Image: PTI)<br /><br />BJP stalwart and former finance minister Arun Jaitley died on August 24 at AIIMS. He was 66. In a brief statement, the hospital said Jaitley died at 12.07 pm.

On May 29 2019, in a letter to Prime Minister Modi, Arun Jaitley cited his health as a reason for not taking an active role in the formation of the new government. (Image: PTI)

BJP stalwart and former finance minister Arun Jaitley died on August 24 at AIIMS. He was 66. In a brief statement, the hospital said Jaitley died at 12.07 pm.

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