Tributes poured in from India Inc with corporate leaders expressing profound grief at the passing away of former Finance Minister and BJP veteran Arun Jaitley on Saturday, describing him as a true reformist and a great statesman. Taking to Twitter many prominent names from the business fraternity sent in their condolences following Arun Jaitley's demise. Many business leaders lauded the former Finance Minister's contribution to the nation.
Chairman of Mahindra Group, Anand Mahindra said that Arun Jaitley was committed towards development of the nation:
"I salute, and pray for the soul of a man who lived by his convictions and committed his life to his country."
Chairperson and Managing Director of Biocon Kiran Mazumdar Shaw also extended her condolences through Twitter and said that Arun Jaitley massively contributed to the nation. She expressed her sorrow and said that:
"Arun Jaitley, Senior BJP Leader And Former Union Minister, Dies At 66 - So very sad to see such a young and dynamic political leader’s life being cut short - he had so much more to contribute to our nation’s development. RIP"
Chairman of the RPG Enterprises Harsh Goenka too cited Arun Jaitley as a warm, dedicated, outstanding parliamentarian. In addition, Goenka asserted that Jaitley made some landmark reforms in India, including the introduction of GST. Here's what he tweeted:
Nation has lost a warm, dedicated, outstanding parliamentarian who will remembered as a creator of a modern BJP, for his brilliant legal mind, for his impeccable oratory skills, for bravely steering GST and other reforms. RIP #ArunJaitley. My friend, you will be sorely missed.— Harsh Goenka (@hvgoenka) August 24, 2019
JSW magnate Sajjan Jindal also gave out his condolences through Twitter and said that with Arun Jaitley's demise, India has lost a great son. He also added that the former Union Minister will be always remembered. Here's Jindal's tweet:
#ArunJaitley ji was a wonderful human being, a great friend and a thorough professional. We had interacted number of times and his understanding of our nation was highly evolved. He will be remembered fondly and missed deeply. Our country has lost a great son. #ripArunJaitley— Sajjan Jindal (@sajjanjindal) August 24, 2019
Chairman of Adani Group Gautam Adani too joined in and condoled the BJP leader's demise. Here's what he has to say:
A gifted orator, dynamic parliamentarian, champion of public policy and a man with an invaluable ability to connect with people from different sections, Mr. Arun Jaitley's vision and progressive thinking has been a catalyst in shaping New India. RIP 🙏— Gautam Adani (@gautam_adani) August 24, 2019
Sources have informed that the Former Finance Minister will be cremated on Sunday afternoon at Delhi's Nigambodh Ghat. Jaitley's body will be taken to his Kailash Colony residence after formalities are completed at the AIIMS on Saturday. Sources further report that on Sunday morning, his body will be taken to the BJP headquarters where leaders across the political spectrum are expected to pay their last respects. From thereon, his mortal remains will be taken to the Nigambodh Ghat for the last rites.
(With PTI Inputs)