Published On: Sat, Aug 24th, 2019

BREAKING: Ex-FM Arun Jaitley dies at 66; Leaders across parties mourn

Former union minister Arun Jaitley dies at AIIMS at 12:07 PM Saturday, August 24, 2019

Former finance minister Arun Jaitley dies at AIIMS Saturday afternoon. He was 66. In May 14 he had undergone a renal transplant. In September 2014 he underwent bariatric surgery to shed weight gained due to long-standing diabetic condition.

According to press release from AIIMS hospital, Arun Jaitley was admitted on August 8 and he was treated by a multidisciplinary team of senior doctors.

Lawyer by profession, he was always more than just a finance minister. He was an important part of Narendra Modi’s Cabinet in the first five-year of BJP government. He played a big role in financial reforms including GST in the country.

Citing his ill-health Arun Jaitley did not contest the Lok Sabha 2019 elections.

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