Tributes poured in for Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley following his death (image: twitter)

Veteran BJP leader and former finance minister Arun Jaitley passed away on Saturday, August 24. He was 66.

He had been admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi on August 9 after he complained of breathlessness and restlessness. He was since being treated by a multidisciplinary team of doctors.

For the last several days he had been on life support, the hospital sources told.

Mr Jaitley had decided against remaining in politics following the 2019 Lok Sabha elections as he had cited ill-health. He had been diagnosed with kidney ailments earlier.

Leaders from all corners of the polity began offering tributes to the political stalwart that he was.

Besides, famous celebrities from Bollywood including Karan Johar, Varun Dhawan and Kangana Ranaut called his death “a huge loss”.

Meanwhile, members of the cricket fraternity condoled his death including Virendra Sehwag, Shikhar Dhawan as well cricketer turned politician Gautam Gambhir.

He had served as the President of the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) between 1999-2013. Further, he was also associated with the BCCI.

Here’s how the political players paid him tribute:

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