Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley passed away on Saturday, August 24, 2019, after being admitted to AIIMS in New Delhi on August 9. The hospital issued a statement recently announcing that Arun Jaitley took his last breath at 12:07 pm. Several celebrities and political leaders have come forward to mourn the loss. They have taken to social media to extend condolences.
Recently, Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar paid tribute to the Arun Jaitley. In a recent Twitter post, she shared pictures with Arun Jaitley and said that she is 'deeply saddened' by the demise of the BJP Lawmaker. Hailing Arun Jaitley as 'a dynamic leader and a thorough gentleman' Lata Mangeshkar said that she is cherishing the memories of the veteran political leader visiting her and their extensive conversations. Lata Mangeshkar also extended condolences to Arun Jaitley's family.
"Deeply saddened by the sad demise of Arun Jaitley ji. A dynamic leader, a thorough gentleman and our former Finance Minister. Very kindly, he had come over to meet me and we spoke for a long time. Will cherish those memories. Heartfelt condolences to the family," Lata Mangeshkar wrote in the post.
Deeply saddened by the sad demise of Arun Jaitley ji.— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) August 24, 2019
A dynamic leader, a thorough gentleman and our former Finance Minister. Very kindly, he had come over to meet me and we spoke for a long time. Will cherish those memories. Heartfelt condolences to the family. pic.twitter.com/DIhrkgnKms
Arun Jaitley is best known for having served as the Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs in the first Narendra Modi government has also held portfolios of Defence and Information and Broadcasting. It was Arun Jaitley who rolled out the GST in 2017 which saw India becoming a unified market for goods and services for the first time, and was also the first chairman of the GST council, is widely credited for forging consensus leading to the Constitutional amendment that eventually passed the GST Bill.
Arun Jaitley opted out of the second Narendra Modi government, having gone to the US for two spells of treatment for a medical ailment in 2018-19. He has, however, regularly taken to Facebook and Twitter to pen blogs on various significant issues in the country.