24 August 2019
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik condoled the death of former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley who died following prolonged illness at AIIMS on Saturday.
"Deeply saddened to hear about passing away of former Union Minister Arun Jaitley ji. He was a distinguished lawyer, parliamentarian and an erudite person. His contribution to governance has been profound. Heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family, friends and followers," he tweeted.
Later in the day, the Odisha Chief Minister, who left for New Delhi on his official tour, visited Jaitley’s residence there and paid floral tributes and last respect.
Jaitley was admitted to AIIMS on 9 August following complaints of breathlessness and uneasiness. He was being treated at the intensive care unit of the cardiothoracic and neurosciences centre of the premier medical institute.