Former finance minister Arun Jaitley Dies at 66
Former finance minister and BJP leader Arun Jaitley died on Saturday after a long battle with illness. Arun Jaitley was admitted at AIIMS in New Delhi and was 66-years-old. Arun Jaitley is survived by his wife Sangeeta, daughter of former J&K finance minister Girdhari Lal Dogra, and two children. After complaining of breathlessness, Jaitley was hospitalized at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on August 9. Jaitley was put on life support with a multidisciplinary team of doctors was monitoring his condition, hospital sources said. Last year, Jaitley underwent a kidney transplant surgery and in 2014, he underwent a bariatric surgery loss weight that he had gained due to diabetes. Arun Jaitley was born on 28 December 1952 in New Delhi to father Maharaj Kishen Jaitley, who was a lawyer, and mother Ratan Prabha Jaitley, a housewife. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) stalwart served as the Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs from 2014 to 2019. Previously, Jaitley held the cabinet portfolios of Defence, Commerce and Industry, Finance, Corporate Affairs, and Law and Justice in the Narendra Modi and Vajpayee government. In addition, the Indian politician served as the Leader of opposition (LoP) in Rajya Sabha in 2009. BJP leader Jaitley was a Senior Advocate of the Supreme Court of India. Due to health issues, Arun Jaitley decided not to contest in 2019 Lok Sabha elections (General elections). Since 1991, Jaitley has been a member of the national executive of BJP. Get Breaking news and Latest News from India and around the world on GlobalPunjabTV.in. Like us on Facebook for news updates.