India's ex-finance minister Arun Jaitley passes away

IANS . New Delhi | Update:

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national secretary Tarun Chugh (R) along with BJP workers pay tribute to India`s former finance minister Arun Jaitley, in Amritsar on 24 August 2019. Photo: AFPFormer 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 12:07pm on Saturday. Jaitley was admitted in AIIMS, New Delhi on 9 August and was treated by a multi-disciplinary team of senior doctors," said Aarti Vij, chairperson, Media and Protocol, AIIMS.

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