Former finance minister, Arun Jaitley breathed his last today. Grief-stricken sports personalities took to social media to express condolences to his family and loved ones.
Notably, Arun Jaitley also served as the president of Delhi and District Cricket Association(DDCA) in past.
“The news of the untimely demise of former Union Minister Shri Arun Jaitley is very sad. May his soul rest in peace. #ArunJaitley,” wrestler Geeta Phogat tweeted.
पूर्व केंद्रीय मंत्री श्री अरुण जेटली जी के असामयिक निधन की खबर बेहद दुःखद है। भगवान उनकी आत्मा को शांति प्रदान करें।#ArunJaitley
— geeta phogat (@geeta_phogat) August 24, 2019
“RIP #ArunJaitley Ji. My sincere condolences to your family and loved ones,” cricketer Shikhar Dhawan tweeted.
RIP #ArunJaitley Ji.. My sincere condolences to your family and loved ones 🙏
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) August 24, 2019
“Deeply saddened to hear that Mr Arun Jaitley is no more. A scholar…a cricket lover. Always helpful. Would remember the names of the kids doing well at U-19 level too. The world will be poorer in your absence, sir. #riparunjaitley,” former cricketer Aakash Chopra tweeted.
Deeply saddened to hear that Mr. Arun Jaitley is no more. A scholar…a cricket lover. Always helpful. Would remember the names of the kids doing well at U-19 level too. World will be poorer in your absence, sir. #riparunjaitley
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) August 24, 2019
“Senior BJP leader and former Finance Minister Shri @arunjaitley. The mind is disturbed by the death of Ji. Today we have lost an ideal leader, his lack will always be there. May his soul rest in peace. #ArunJaitley,” wrestler Babita Phogat tweeted.
भाजपा के वरिष्ठ नेता एवं पूर्व वित्त मंत्री श्री @arunjaitley जी के निधन से मन व्यथित हो उठा है। आज हमने एक आदर्श नेता खो दिया, उनकी कमी सदैव रहेगी।
— Babita Phogat (@BabitaPhogat) August 24, 2019
“Pained at the passing away of #ArunJaitley Ji. Apart from having served greatly in public life, he played a huge role in many players from Delhi getting an opportunity to represent India. There was a time when not many players from Delhi got a chance at the highest level,” former cricketer Virender Sehwag tweeted.
Pained at the passing away of #ArunJaitley ji. Apart from having served greatly in public life , he played a huge role in many players from Delhi getting an opportunity to represent India. There was a time when not many players from Delhi got a chance at the highest level ..cont
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 24, 2019
“Saddened to learn about the passing away of Shri #ArunJaitley ji. My deepest condolences to his family, friends and admirers. Om Shanti,” former cricketer VVS Laxman tweeted.
“A father teaches u to speak but a father figure teaches u to talk. A father teaches u to walk but a father figure teaches u to march on. A father gives u a name but a father figure gives u an identity. A part of me is gone with my Father Figure Shri Arun Jaitley Ji. RIP Sir,” former cricketer and BJP MP Gautam Gambhir tweeted.
Earlier in the day, confirming the senior leader’s demise, Protocol Division of AIIMS stated that Jaitley breathed his last on Saturday afternoon.
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