New Delhi: Former union minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitely passed away here on Saturday at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences. He was 66.
"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 at 1207 hrs on 24th August, 2019." the hospital confirmed in a statement.
He was admitted in AIIMS on August 9 and was being treated by a multidisciplinary team of senior doctors.Jaitley -- one of the prominent faces of Indian politics -- had also undergone a renal transplant on May 14 last year at AIIMS. (UNI)