After the demise of former Finance Minister and senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Saturday afternoon, the world mourned his death by expressing their condolences on social media.
Taking to Twitter, French Ambassador to India Alexandre Ziegler expressed his sadness, saying “On behalf of France, I offer our heartfelt condolences to the family & loved ones of Shri Arun Jaitley Ji”.
On behalf of France, I offer our heartfelt condolences to the family & loved ones of Shri Arun Jaitley ji.
— Alexandre Ziegler (@FranceinIndia) August 24, 2019
The United States envoy to India, Ken Juster also condoled the death of former Finance Minister and said, “It is with much sadness that we have learned of the passing of Arun Jaitley.
It is with much sadness that we have learned of the passing of Arun Jaitley. He was a great statesman and a strong proponent of the U.S.-India relationship. May he rest in peace. #ArunJaitley
— Ken Juster (@USAmbIndia) August 24, 2019
Earlier this month, the senior BJP leader was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences after he complained about of uneasiness. He was placed under the observation at the hospital’s Cardio Neuro Center.
Chinese Ambassador to India, Sun Weidong shared heartfelt condolence on demise of former finance Minister and said, “Sad to learn that Former Minister #ArunJaitley has passed away”.
Sad to learn that former Finance Minister #ArunJaitley has passed away. My heartfelt condolences to the deceased and his family.
— Sun Weidong (@China_Amb_India) August 24, 2019
German Ambassador to India Walter J. Lindner expressed his condolence by calling him “a great leader”.
Very saddened to hear about the demise of former Union Finance Minister #ArunJaitley; he was a great leader and an exponent of Indo-German relations. Our condolences to his family and loved ones.
— Walter J. Lindner (@AmbLindnerIndia) August 24, 2019
Arun Jaitley has been suffering from multiple health conditions, including diabetes and high blood pressure.
He had undergone renal transplant on May 14 last year with Piyush Goyal filling in for him in the finance ministry at that time. Jaitley, who had stopped attending office since early April 2018, was back in the finance ministry on August 23, 2018.
Earlier this year, Jaitley underwent treatment for soft cell sarcoma, a type of cancer that affects soft tissues of the body, including fat, muscles and blood vessels.
In September 2014, he underwent bariatric surgery to correct the weight he had gained because of a long-standing diabetic condition.
His demise comes weeks after former External Affairs Minister and senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj passed away late on August 6 after suffering a heart attack.