Trib­utes pour in for Arun Jait­ley

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - - News -

NEWDELHI:PRIME Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi and sev­eral other na­tional lead­ers paid their re­spects to the late Arun Jait­ley on Mon­day on the oc­ca­sion of his first death an­niver­sary.

“On this day, last year, we lost Shri Arun Jait­leyji. I miss my friend a lot. Arunji served In­dia dili­gently. His wit, in­tel­lect, le­gal acu­men and warm per­son­al­ity were leg­endary,” PM tweeted.

The rul­ing Bharatiya Janata Party’s so­cial me­dia han­dle posted a video with the mes­sage: “He left us early but he also left be­hind in­deli­ble im­prints on the In­dian econ­omy, law, gov­er­nance and pro­bity in public life. His im­pec­ca­ble life will serve as a guid­ing path for the talented fu­ture gen­er­a­tions.”

Union home min­is­ter Amit Shah re­mem­bered Jait­ley as “an out­stand­ing politi­cian, pro­lific or­a­tor and a great hu­man be­ing who had no par­al­lels in In­dian polity” and de­scribed him as “mul­ti­fac­eted and a friend of friends, who will al­ways be re­mem­bered for his tow­er­ing le­gacy, trans­for­ma­tive vi­sion and de­vo­tion to the na­tion.”

Jait­ley, 66, was ad­mit­ted to New Delhi’s AIIMS on Au­gust 9 af­ter he com­plained of un­easi­ness. He died of mul­ti­ple or­gan fail­ure on Au­gust 24 last year.

Jait­ley’s daugh­ter Son­ali Jait­ley-bak­shi, a lawyer, posted a pic­ture of her early child­hood and tweeted: “To­day marks one year with­out my fa­ther. Do I miss him? Yes. Do I miss his pres­ence? Never, for he is al­ways with me. I love you, dad --- thanks for every­thing.”

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