Former finance minister Arun Jaitley passed away in AIIMS at the age of 66 on Saturday.
All India Institute of Medical Sciences released a statement confirming the death of former Finance Minister.
The 66-year-old leader, who held several important portfolios in Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Narendra Modi governments, has not been keeping well for some time. He did not even contest the 2019 Lok Sabha election citing health reasons. In February, Piyush Goyal had to present the interim budget as Jaitley was in the US for treatment.
After NDA government retained power after the Lok Sabha elections, Jaitley wrote to Prime Minister Modi, saying he would not take up any responsibility/portfolio in the government due to his deteriorating health condition.
A lawyer by profession, Jaitley has been one of the most important leaders in the Modi Cabinet from 2014 to 2019 and often acted as the chief troubleshooter for the government.