Arun Jaitley cremated with state honours at Nigambodh Ghat in Delhi

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Updated:Aug 25, 2019 5:42:24 pm

Arun Jaitley was accorded full state honours in the presence of several leaders from BJP as well as the Opposition. Jaitley's last rites were performed by his son Rohan.

Arun JaitleyPresident Ram Nath Kovind pays his respects to former finance minister and BJP leader Arun Jaitley at Greater Kailash, New Delhi. (PTI Photo)

Arun Jaitley passes away: Former Union minister Arun Jaitley, who passed away on Saturday afternoon after a prolonged illness, was cremated at the Nigambodh Ghat in New Delhi on Sunday. The senior BJP leader was 66. Jaitley was accorded full state honours in the presence of several leaders from BJP as well as the Opposition. Jaitley’s last rites were performed by his son Rohan. Among the leaders who were present at the cremation ground were Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, BJP veteran LK Advani, party chief and Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, BJP working president J P Nadda, Union ministers Nirmala Sitharaman, Smriti Irani and Anurag Thakur. From Congress, Jyotiraditya Scindia and Kapil Sibal were also present at the Ghat.

After cremation, Naidu in a tweet said: “With a heavy heart attended the last rites of my longtime friend, Shri Arun Jaitley. May God grant his soul eternal peace!”

Jaitley’s body was brought to the BJP headquarters earlier on Sunday, where a large number of party workers and supporters gathered to pay their last respects. Posters remembering Jaitley were put up on the roads leading to the Nigambodh Ghat, on the banks of the Yamuna river.”

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Jaitley was admitted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi on August 9 after he complained of breathlessness and restlessness.

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