Kolkata, Aug 24: Former President Pranab Mukherjee today expressed profound grief at the untimely passing away of former Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
“Deeply saddened at the untimely passing away of #ArunJaitley. Visited him just a day before & prayed for his speedy recovery,” Mr Mukherjee posted on his social networking site.
“He was a leader with deep intellect & knowledge, and a voice of reason. He will be dearly missed,” the former President said.
“My prayers with his family, friends & admirers,” he added. Jaitley passed away at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi today at the age of 66.
He was admitted in AIIMS on August 9 and being treated by a multidisciplinary team of senior doctors. Jaitley also underwent renal transplant on May 14 last year at AIIMS. (UNI)