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Arun Jaitley to be cremated with state honours, mortal remains reach Nigambodh Ghat

Arun Jaitley to be cremated with state honours, mortal remains reach Nigambodh Ghat

| @indiablooms | 25 Aug 2019, 09:44 am

New Delhi, Aug 25 (IBNS): In a few while from now, former Union Finance Minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley's mortal remains will be cremated with full state honours at the Nigambodh Ghat by the banks of the Yamuna river.

He will be cremated at the same spot where Pt Deendayal Upadhyaya, the ideological forerunner of BJP, was cremated in 1967.

Jaitley's mortal remains were carried from the BJP headquarters to the Nigambodh Ghat on a flower-decked gun carriage.

Thousands of mourners paid their last respects during the 8-km stretch journey amid chants of 'Jaitley ji amar rahein' (long live Jaitley ji).

A chief troubleshooter of the first Narendra Modi government, Arun Jaitley passed away at the age of 66 at AIIMS after 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.



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