As India mourns the loss of former Union Minister Arun Jaitley who passed away on Saturday - 24 August 2019 at Delhi's AIIMS hospital, Isha Foundation founder Sadhguru took to Twitter to express his condolences. Lamenting on the loss felt by Indian politic and law, Sadhguru said that Arun Jaitley's demise would leave an irreplaceable void. He further shared that Arun Jaitley who was one of the brightest minds of Indian polity would be missed by all who knew him. Jaitley was 66 at the time of his demise.
Arun Jaitley ji's demise has a left a huge void in Indian politics & jurisprudence. One of the brightest minds of Indian polity & a thorough gentleman. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. My condolences and blessings to the family. -Sg #ArunJaitley— Sadhguru (@SadhguruJV) August 24, 2019
Earlier in the day, AIIMS released a statement announcing that Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had passed away on Saturday, August 24, 2019, after being admitted to AIIMS in New Delhi on August 9. In the press release, AIIMS stated, “It is with profound grief that we inform about the sad demise of Shri Arun Jaitley, Hon’ble Member of Parliament & Former Finance Minister, Government of India at 12:07 pm on 24th August 2019. He was 66 at the time of death. His passing marks the loss of a second BJP veteran after Sushma Swaraj.
His passing brings to an end a remarkable political career which witnessed him occupying some of the top-most Cabinet positions. This included both Finance and Defence Ministries simultaneously when the Modi government first came to office in 2014. Known for his thunderous speech, the 66-year-old former union Minister commanded respect from leaders across the aisle. His demise has been mourned by eminent political leaders, businesspersons and media personalities alike.
Sources have informed that the Former Finance Minister will be cremated on Sunday afternoon at Delhi's Nigambodh Ghat. Jaitley's body has been taken to his Kailash Colony residence after the completion of formalities at 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.