first_imgVirat Kohli pays his respects to Arun Jaitley in a heartfelt postVirat Kohli paid his condolences to Arun Jaitley who passed away at AIIMS on Saturday after a prolonged illness.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiAugust 24, 2019UPDATED: August 24, 2019 16:57 IST Arun Jaitley passed away after a prolonged illness. (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSVirat Kohli has condoled the death of former finance minister and senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley.Arun Jaitley was also the former vice-president of the BCCI and the president of the DDCAArun Jaitley’s last rites will be performed on Sunday afternoon at the Nigambodh GhatVirat Kohli has condoled the death of former finance minister and senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley. Jaitley passed away at AIIMS on Saturday after a prolonged illness.Various personalities from the cricket fraternity offered condolences following the demise of Arun Jaitley, who was also the former vice-president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the president of the Delhi District Cricket Association (DDCA).Virat Kohli paid a heartfelt tribute on social media while narrating how Jaitley visited took out time to visit India skipper’s home when his father had passed away in 2006.”Shocked & saddened to hear about the passing away of Shri Arun Jaitley ji. He was genuinely a good person, always willing to help others. He took out his precious time back in 2006 when my father passed away to come to my home & pay his condolences. May his soul rest in peace.””BCCI condoles the sad demise of Shri Arun Jaitley. The BCCI shares the pain and grief of the Jaitley family & prays for the departed soul, ” tweeted BCCI.Arun Jaitley was rushed to All India Institute of Medical Sciences on August 9 after he complained of breathlessness and restlessness. He was kept under observation at the Cardio-Neuro-Centre of the hospital, however, his condition kept on deteriorating.Arun Jaitley’s last rites will be performed on Sunday afternoon at the Nigambodh Ghat in New Delhi.Jaitley, 66, a senior leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), stepped down as finance minister in January due to ill health, just months before elections that returned Modi’s Hindu nationalists to power.advertisementAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow Virat KohliFollow Arun Jaitley Nextlast_img read more

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