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.


“RIP #ArunJaitley Ji. My sincere condolences to your family and loved ones,” cricketer Shikhar Dhawan 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. The world will be poorer in your absence, sir. #riparunjaitley,” former cricketer Aakash Chopra tweeted.

“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.

“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.

“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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