Arun Jaitley passes away at 66: Ajay Devgn, Anil Kapoor, Karan Johar and other celebs mourn the death of the national leader


As the news of former Union Minister and veteran BJP leader Arun Jaitley's demise broke out, a string of Bollywood personalities including Lata Mangeshkar, Anil Kapoor, Karan Johar, Nimrat Kaur, Sunny Deol, Adnan Sami, Sanjay Dutt, Riteish Deshmukh, Varun Dhawan, Sidharth Malhotra, Ajay Devgn, Asha Bhosle, Gul Panag, Raveena Tandon, Vivek Agnihotri, Farhan Akhtar, Madhur Bhandarkar, Neha Dhupia and several others took to social media to share condolences. Jaitley passed away on Saturday after a prolonged illness. He was 66.

He had been admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on August 9 after he complained of breathlessness. His condition steadily deteriorated, and he was put on life support. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) stalwart underwent dialysis on Thursday. Here's what the celebrities tweeted:

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In a brief statement, the hospital said Arun Jaitley died at 12.07 pm. "It is with profound grief that we inform about the sad demise of Shri Arun Jaitley... Shri Arun Jaitley was admitted in AIIMS, New Delhi on 09/08/2019 and was treated by a multidisciplinary team of senior doctors," said AIIMS in a statement.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is in UAE also expressed his profound grief on the passing of Jaitley and called him a "political giant, towering intellectual and legal luminary." President Ram Nath Kovind also expressed his deepest grief at the passing of Jaitley. Home Minister Amit Shah termed it “a personal loss.”

(Source: IANS/Twitter)