Former finance minister and former president of Delhi and District Cricket Asociation (DDCA) Arun Jaitley passed away today at the AIIMS hospital in New Delhi at 12:07 pm. Arun Jaitley, 66, was admitted to the AIIMS hospital on August 9 when he complained about restlessness and breathlessness and ever since then he was in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the hospital.
The demise of the former DDCA chief has been mourned by key sportspersons of the country as they took it their social media handles to pay their condolences to Arun Jaitley. He served as president of the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) from 1999 to 2013. He has also been associated with BCCI and therefore, being close to the sports fraternity, condolences have been started pouring in for Jaitley.
The mortal of Arun Jaitley will reach the BJP headquarters tomorrow around 10 AM where the political leaders from the political spectrum will pay their last respects to him. As per BJP leader Sudhanshu Mittal, the last rites of Arun Jaitley will take place tomorrow (Sunday) afternoon and he will be cremated at the Nigambodh Ghat.
Jaitley’s critical health was constantly going through ups and downs ever since he was admitted in the hospital and doctors placed him in the observation at Cardio-Neuro-Centre of AIIMS. In May 2018, Arun Jaitley underwent a four-hour-long kidney transplant at AIIMS which was successful and Jaitley’s health got stable after that. The kidney was donated by a middle-aged woman who was Jaitley’s distant relative.
Pained at the passing away of #ArunJaitley ji. Apart from having served greatly in public life , he played a huge role in many players from Delhi getting an opportunity to represent India. There was a time when not many players from Delhi got a chance at the highest level ..cont
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 24, 2019
A father teaches u to speak but a father figure teaches u to talk. A father teaches u to walk but a father figure teaches u to march on. A father gives u a name but a father figure gives u an identity. A part of me is gone with my Father Figure Shri Arun Jaitley Ji. RIP Sir.
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) August 24, 2019
RIP #ArunJaitley Ji.. My sincere condolences to your family and loved ones 🙏
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) August 24, 2019
Shocked & saddened to hear about the passing away of Shri Arun Jaitley ji. He was genuinely a good person, always willing to help others. He took out his precious time back in 2006 when my father passed away to come to my home & pay his condolences. May his soul rest in peace.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) August 24, 2019
Saddened to hear about the demise of Shri Arun Jaitley. He donned several hats successfully, including that of a cricket administrator. India has lost a distinguished parliamentarian. My condolences to his family and friends.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 24, 2019
पूर्व केंद्रीय मंत्री श्री अरुण जेटली जी के असामयिक निधन की खबर बेहद दुःखद है। भगवान उनकी आत्मा को शांति प्रदान करें।#ArunJaitley
— geeta phogat (@geeta_phogat) August 24, 2019
Arun Jaitley was appointed as the finance minister in 2014 by the Modi government. Earlier this year, during Modi government 2.0 he opted to stay away from the political corridors due to his ill health.