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Arun Jaitley (1952-2019)

The former Minister wore many hats in public life — politician, lawyer, cricket administrator, raconteur and the quintessential Delhi insider.

August 24, 2019 02:44 pm | Updated December 04, 2021 11:52 pm IST

File photo of former Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

File photo of former Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley passed away at 12.07 p.m. on August 24, 2019, at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi where he was admitted since August 9. He was 66.

The former Minister wore many hats in public life — politician, lawyer, cricket administrator, raconteur and the quintessential Delhi insider — who loved to hold court in banter and good humour with his legion of friends and acquaintances. For his party, the BJP, he was the man who articulated the party line best, in both Hindi and English, the rather affable public face of the party.

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