Business tycoon Anand Mahindra condoled the sad demise of Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley after his passing away on Saturday. The Former Finance Minister was admitted in AIIMS, New Delhi where he was hospitalized since August 9.
The Chairman of Mahindra Group, Anand Mahindra extended his condolences through Twitter and stated that the Former Finance Minister was a 'man of convictions and commitments'. He then went on salute, and pray for the soul of the esteemed BJP leader. Read below-
I salute, and pray for the soul of a man who lived by his convictions and committed his life to his country...🙏🏽 https://t.co/8q3AsjEd1z— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) August 24, 2019
PM Modi called Arun Jaitley's demise as a personal loss and said that the former Finance Minister was a great advisor, leader, and a friend. Arun Jaitley's unfortunate demise marks the end of an extraordinary career that has witnessed him holding incredibly important positions at various levels, both in the government and outside.
With the demise of Arun Jaitley Ji, I have lost a valued friend, whom I have had the honour of knowing for decades. His insight on issues and nuanced understanding of matters had very few parallels. He lived well, leaving us all with innumerable happy memories. We will miss him!— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 24, 2019
The senior BJP leader, who held the portfolios of Finance and Corporate Affairs for the entirety of the first Narendra Modi-led NDA government, had earlier opted out of the second Modi government that was sworn-in in May, citing health grounds. He had, however, voiced that he would continue to serve the government and his party in what capacity he could. Arun Jaitley’s political career spanned multiple decades and tenures. In the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led government, Arun Jaitley held the portfolios of Information and Broadcasting while simultaneously holding Independent Charge of the Department of Disinvestment and going on to hold the Ministry of Law, Justice and Company Affairs and then the Ministry of Shipping.