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Arun Jaitley died at the age of 66

BJP stalwart and former Union Minister Arun Jaitley died in AIIMS on Saturday when he was mere 66. The hospital authorities said in a brief statement that Jaitley breathed  last at 12.30 pm. AIIMS informed that that the former Union Minister of India took his last breath on August 24 at 12.30 pm.
|| Anjan K Samal

Jaitley was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here on August 9 when he was in an immense critical situation and a team of  much experienced senior doctors from several fields were treating him.

Sources in the hospital had earlier also informed  about his life support system. Jaitley was a lawyer by profession and played an important role in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cabinet in the first term of the BJP government. Though he failed to win the last Loksabha Election in 2014, he took charge of very important ministry like the finance and defense  and  proved to be a troubleshooter  for the government. Due to his illness, Jaitley had decided not to contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections and in May this year too, he was admitted to AIIMS for treatment.

His kidney was transplanted on 14 May last year. At that time, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal took the addiitional  charge of his Finance Ministry. He stopped coming to his office since April last year. He took over the finance ministry again on 23 August 2018, after his better health condition but for just mere of days.She also had undergone ‘bariatric surgery’ in September 2014 .

At the same time, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is in foreign tous has expressed deep condolences by talking to the family of Arun Jaitley. The PM said that he spoke to Jaitley’s family. According to a news source ,Arun Jaitley’s family requested PM Modi  to shorten his foreign tour and also request to come early after his official works to pay his last tribute to him.

PM Modi is currently in UAE to initiate bilateral talks with Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan of Abu Dhabi .


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