Former finance minister Arun Jaitley passes away at 66
Former finance minister Arun Jaitley who was admitted to AIIMS on August 9 has passed away
Former finance minister Arun Jaitley, who was admitted to AIIMS on August 9, has passed away. Jaitley who was a lawyer by profession was in a critical state.
Delhi: Former Union Minister and Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley passes away at AIIMS. pic.twitter.com/pmr4xiyqYV
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As reported by sources, Jaitley was admitted on August 10 when he complained of breathlessness and restlessness. He was soon admitted in AIIMS intensive care unit (ICU) where a multidisciplinary team of doctors were supervising his treatment.
As per reports, Arun Jaitley was put on life support at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). The Hindu, quoting sources, said Jaitley has been put on ECMO (Extra-Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation), which is also called extracorporeal life support.
Shah and Vardhan along with PM Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, MoS for Health Ashwini Choubey, BJP working president J P Nadda and Loktantrik Janata Dal chief Sharad Yadav had also checked on Jaitley.
A lawyer by profession, Jaitley had been an important part in Narendra Modi‘s Cabinet during his first tenure as prime minister. He held the finance and defence portfolios, and often acted as the chief troubleshooter of the government.
Jaitley did not contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections due to is ill health. He had undergone renal transplant last year and had stopped attending office since early April 2018. But was back in the finance ministry on August 23, 2018.
Jaitley’s body will be taken to his Kailash Colony residence after formalities are completed at the AIIMS. On Sunday his body will be taken to the BJP headquarters where leaders are expected to pay their last respects. He will be cremated at Nigambodh Ghat on Sunday.
May His Soul Rest in Peace