Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley passes away at AIIMS
Arun Jaitley, former Union Finance Minister and Senior BJP leader, passed away at AIIMS today. Jaitley was admitted to AIIMS since August 9. Jaitley held the portfolio of Union Finance Minister in the first term of PM Narendra Modi-led Union Government. He was also the Defence Minister for a brief time. Jaitley was just 66 years old.
“It is with profound grief that we inform about the sad demise of Shri Arun Jaitley, Hon’ble Member of Parliament & Former Finance Minister, Government of India at 12:07 pm on 24. August, 2019. Shri Arun Jaitley was admitted in AIIMS, New Delhi on 09/08/2019 and was treated by a multidisciplinary team of senior Doctors,” AIIMS said in an official statement.