Nation First News: The former Finance Minister and a stalwart of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Arun Jaitley breathed his last at AIIMS in Delhi at 12:07 pm on Saturday. He was 66.
He was rushed to AIIMS on August 9 after complained of breathlessness. Since August 10 he was on life support.
In 2018, Jaitley underwent a kidney transplant surgery and in 2014, Arun Jaitley underwent a bariatric surgery to address the excess weight he had gained due to diabetes.
As finance minister, Arun Jaitley presented all of the Narendra Modi Government 1.0’s budgets.
The BJP veteran previously held the cabinet portfolios of Finance, Defense, Corporate Affairs, Commerce and Industry and Law and Justice in the Vajpayee government and Narendra Modi government. He was served as a Senior Advocate of the Supreme Court of India.