Former Union Minister Arun Jaitley was cremated with full state honours at Nigambodh Ghat in Delhi on Sunday, 25 August. Earlier, the remains were kept at the BJP headquarters till 1:00 pm.
Apart from his family members, Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minster Rajnath Singh, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa were among the many leaders present at the funeral.
The 66-year-old leader, who passed away at AIIMS in Delhi on Saturday, had been hospitalised since 9 August.
- According to the bulletin released by AIIMS, Jaitley passed away at 12.07 pm on Saturday
- Jaitley’s mortal remains were kept at the BJP headquarters till 1:00 pm on Sunday
West Bengal Governor Mourns Arun Jaitley's Death
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar mourned the death of former Union minister Arun Jaitley and said he has lost a valuable friend, philosopher and guide.
Remembering his first interaction with Jaitley around 40 years ago at the Rajasthan High Court when he had gone there in connection with a case, the governor said that the BJP leader's contribution to public life has evoked respect across political spectrum.
Jaitley Was 'Stalwart' of Our Profession, Say Lawyers
The lawyers' fraternity remembered former union minister Arun Jaitley as a “stalwart” and a “helpful and a great human being” whose demise was a huge loss for the profession.
The Bar Associations across the national capital are planning to hold seminars to carry forward his legacy and to “make the younger generation learn from his life”.
Punjab to Observe State Mourning on Monday Over Jaitley's Demise
The Punjab government will observe state mourning on Monday as a mark of respect towards former Union finance minister Arun Jaitley.
“There will be no official entertainment in government offices during the mourning period,” said a statement issued by the state government.
Jaitley Guided Me Even Though I Came From Different Party: Baijayant Panda
BJP national vice president Baijayant 'Jay' Panda recalled how former finance minister Arun Jaitley took him under his guidance when he was a rookie BJD MP in 1998, illustrating that the departed leader was not constrained by the political divide.
Paying tributes to the BJP stalwart, Panda said that Jaitley, who passed away at AIIMS on Saturday, was always ready to help him.