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Nepal PM KP Sharma Oli mourns death of Arun Jaitley

Nepal PM KP Sharma Oli mourns death of Arun Jaitley

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 24 Aug 2019, 11:11 am

Kathmandu, Aug 24 (IBNS): Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Saturday condoled the death former Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and said he was 'deeply saddened' by hearing about his demise.

" Deeply saddened to learn the passing away of Shri Arun Jaitley, a senior BJP leader, member of parliament and former Finance Minister of India. Heartfelt condolences to the Prime Minister @narendramodi ji, Government and people of India and the bereaved family members," he tweeted.

Former Union Finance Minister, legal luminary, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) stalwart and a chief trouble shooter of the first Narendra Modi government, Arun Jaitley passed away at the age of 66 at AIIMS here on Saturday finally losing the battle with protracted illness.

He breathed his last at 12:07 pm.

A lawyer by profession, Jaitley is survived by his wife Sangeeta, a son and a daughter who also joined the legal profession. He was admitted to the AIIMS on August 9 with complaints of breathing problems.