External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar
AP Photo/Charles Dharapak

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Saturday said he is "deeply grieved" at the passing away of former finance minister Arun Jaitley. Jaitley breathed his last on Saturday afternoon. He was 66.

"Deeply grieved at the passing away of Shri Arun Jaitley ji. A towering political figure who influenced an entire generation. Will miss our discussions, on politics as much as cricket," tweeted Jaishankar. Health condition of Jaitley had worsened in the past two weeks.

On August 9, the 66-year old BJP leader was admitted at AIIMS's Cardio Neuro Centre (CNC) in the ICU ward and was put on artificial life support system after he complained of breathlessness, weakness and palpitation.

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