Arun Jaitley, the BJP's former finance minister and chief trouble-shooter, died at the AIIMS hospital in Delhi. Two weeks after being admitted because of dizziness. The hospital said that Arun Jaitley died at 12.07 pm. He was 66.
AIIMS said in a statement that it is a deep sorrow that we are informing about Shri Arun Jaitley's unfortunate death news. On 9th August 2019, Shri Arun Jaitley is admitted to AIIMS, New Delhi and handled by a multidisciplinary team of senior physicians.
The former leader of the BJP, who has been taken to the hospital on 9th August, was put on life support and was supervised by an integrative group of doctors. The senior leaders have reached AIIMS, including Smriti Irani and Hardeep Singh Puri. The body of Mr Jaitley would quickly be taken back and the burial could take place tomorrow.
Mr Jaitley's body would be held at the BJP office until 2 p.m. before the funeral at Nigam Bodh Ghat. PM Narendra Modi, who is in the UAE, said Mr Jaitley is a "political giant intellectual and lawful polymath of great importance."
PM Modi also tweeted that Arun Jaitley Ji is an academic and lawful visionary political giant. He is an eloquent leader who contributed to India on a permanent basis. His departure is very depressing. He has spoken and conveyed condolences to his spouse, Sangeeta Ji, as well as to son Rohan. Om Shanti.