Arun Jaitley, the former Finance Minister of India, passed away, on the 24th of August, at the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) in Delhi.
Jaitley, 66 years old, was admitted to AIIMS on the 9th of August after he complained about breathing problems and weakness. He was under the supervision of multidisciplinary doctors such as cardiologists (heart specialists,) endocrinologists (endocrine glands specialists) and nephrologists (kidney specialists.)
Before his demise, Arun Jaitley’s condition was said to be critical and he was put on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO.) The ECMO is used on someone whose heart and lungs are incapable of functioning by themselves.
The news of Jaitley’s death was confirmed by the AIIMS, which released a statement regarding Jaitley’s death. The statement read, ““It is with profound grief that we inform about the sad demise of Shri Arun Jaitley, Hon’ble Member of Parliament and former Finance Minister Government of India at 12:07 pm on August 24, 2019. Arun Jaitley was admitted in AIIMS, New Delhi, on 09/08/2019 and was treated by a multidisciplinary team of senior Doctors.”
In the past, Jaitley suffered from multiple diseases like diabetes and blood pressure problems. He also had bariatric surgery in 2014 to lose extra weight and a Kidney transplant in 2018.
Due to his health issues, he did not even contest the Lok Sabha elections in 2019.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) members, Amit Shah, the Home Minister of India and other Union ministers express their condolences to the family of Jaitley.
अरुण जेटली जी के निधन से अत्यंत दुःखी हूँ, जेटली जी का जाना मेरे लिये एक व्यक्तिगत क्षति है।
उनके रूप में मैंने न सिर्फ संगठन का एक वरिष्ठ नेता खोया है बल्कि परिवार का एक ऐसा अभिन्न सदस्य भी खोया है जिनका साथ और मार्गदर्शन मुझे वर्षो तक प्राप्त होता रहा।
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) August 24, 2019
Sadly what remains is only memories.I was in #AtalBihariVajpayee cabinet,dear friend #ArunJaitley was colleague His invaluable contribution in several diverse sectors,government,parliament,legal fraternity,politics,public life is now unfortunately memory.Incredible contribution pic.twitter.com/2rm1DvgOJ0
— Suresh Prabhu (@sureshpprabhu) August 24, 2019
— Vanathi Srinivasan (@VanathiBJP) August 24, 2019
I have always appreciated PM’s call to work hard for the country. But he should definitely talk about a balanced life.#ArunJaitley and Sushma ji were workaholics and they never took care of their health. I hope PM makes sure his cabinet is healthy and fit.
— Ajit Doval (@AjitKDoval_NSA) August 24, 2019
Met Shri #ArunJaitley Ji almost 20 years back for the first time & have been his admirer ever since.
His demise is a huge loss for our nation.
Will be truly missed.
My heartfelt condolences to the family. 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/XsBXwQnpj0
— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) August 24, 2019
Deeply saddened and shocked to hear the sad demise of @bjp4India senior leader, Former Union Minister for finance and an Eminent Parliamentarian Sri #ArunJaitley ji.
He was also .one of the leading lawyer by profession and a great orator.(1) pic.twitter.com/41zeOwyQ1Z
— Pon Radhakrishnan (@PonnaarrBJP) August 24, 2019
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