Senior BJP leader was admitted in AIIMS on August 9.
Former Indian finance minister and senior BJP leader Arun Jaitely passed away at AIIMS on Saturday after prolonged illness.
Jaitley had undergone dialysis on Thursday.
“It is with profound grief that we inform about the sad demise of Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Member of Parliament (MP) at 12:07 pm on Saturday.
The Indian National Congress party was among the first to condole the death
We are deeply saddened to hear the passing of Shri Arun Jaitley. Our condolences to his family. Our thoughts and prayers are with them in this time of grief. pic.twitter.com/7Tk5pf9edw— Congress (@INCIndia) August 24, 2019
Jaitley was admitted in AIIMS, New Delhi on August 9 and was treated by a multi-disciplinary team of senior doctors,” said Aarti Vij, Chairperson, Media and Protocol, AIIMS.
Earlier this year, another BJP stalwart, Sushma Swaraj passed away at 67.
Among his last tweets, Jaitley had condoled Swaraj’s death:
Saddened, pained & broken on demise of Sushmaji. She was one of the most outstanding politicians in the Present Era. She distinguished in all positions. She held Senior Positions with the Party, NDA Govt. & while in opposition. She leaves behind a void which is difficult to fill.— Arun Jaitley (@arunjaitley) August 6, 2019