The South Asian Times

22 September 2019 21:30 PM

President expresses condolences on Jaitley's death

By IANS

New Delhi, Aug 24: President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday expressed condolences on the demise of former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, saying that his death leaves a huge void in the intellectual ecosystem.

"Extremely saddened by the passing of Shri Arun Jaitley after battling a long illness with fortitude and dignity. A brilliant lawyer, a seasoned parliamentarian, and a distinguished minister, he contributed immensely to nation building," he tweeted.

In another tweet, the President said: "Shri Arun Jaitley possessed a unique ability of discharging the most onerous responsibility with poise, passion and studied understanding. His passing leaves a huge void in our public life and our intellectual ecosystem. Condolences to his family and associates."

Jaitley, 66, passed away on Saturday in Delhi after prolonged illness.

 

 

Update: 24 Aug, 2019

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