Condoling the demise of former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, former India cricketer Virender Sehwag tweeted, "Pained at his passing away...[U]nder his leadership at the DDCA, many players including me got a chance to represent India." "He listened to the needs of the players & was a problem solver. Personally shared a very beautiful relationship with him," Sehwag added.
Veteran BJP leader LK Advani said Jaitley will be remembered as a soft-spoken, erudite and warm-hearted person. "A food lover, he never failed to recommend good restaurants to me," he added. Advani said Jaitley was an outstanding parliamentarian and a great administrator, besides being a big luminary in the legal arena.
Team Indian captain, Virat Kohli tweeted, "Shocked & saddened to hear about the passing away of Shri Arun Jaitley ji. He was genuinely a good person...always willing to help others." "He took out his precious time back in 2006 when my father passed away to come to my home & pay his condolences," he added.
While addressing the Indian community in Bahrain, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "I cannot imagine that I am here in Bahrain while my dear friend Arun Jaitley is no more." "On one side I am bound by duty and on the other, there are feelings of friendship. From Bahrain, I pay my tributes, bow to him," he added.
The British High Commissioner to India Dominic Asquith while paying his last respects to former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said, "He was a man that many people in Britain treasured." Asquith further said, "He will be much missed," adding that people valued Jaitley for his wisdom, gentleness and humour.
Condoling the demise of former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, senior sportswriter Ayaz Memon tweeted, "Arun Jaitley's passion for cricket matched that for politics." He added, "Whenever we met at some event, his first query would always be 'Score kya hai?'" "He was a benefactor of Indian cricket and cricketers. RIP," he further wrote.
Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who passed away on Saturday aged 66 at Delhi's AIIMS after a prolonged illness, was cremated with full state honours at Nigam Bodh Ghat on Sunday. His mortal remains were kept at the BJP headquarters at 11 am for people to pay their final respects. The funeral was attended by Home Minister Amit Shah among others.