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Former Finance Minister and senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley passes away

Former finance minister and veteran BJP leader Arun Jaitley took his final breathes at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi today. He was being put on life support.

President Ram Nath Kovind, health minister Harsh Vardhan and minister of state for health Ashwini Kumar Choubey had earlier visited him at the hospital.

Jaitley was admitted in AIIMS on August 9 morning and was put on ventilator late in the night. Since then, he had been undergoing treatment in the ICU.

The 66-year-old politician, had been ill for some time. In February, Piyush Goyal had presented the interim budget as Jaitley was in the US undergoing treatment.

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