Arun Jaitley, one of the prominent faces of Bharatiya Janata Party, took his last breath on Saturday at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). The 66-year-old BJP stalwart, who was suffering from diabetes, had developed major kidney complications in 2018. He underwent kidney transplant surgery at the All India Medical Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi, on May 14, 2018. Due to his health issues, Arun Jaitley even opted out of the Modi 2.0 Cabinet, despite being the top troubleshooter in the previous BJP government.
With his knowledge of law and understanding of politics, Jaitley established himself as the man who could manage things in the backroom while also present party's view to media and public with elan.
Arun Jaitley was an Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) student activist at Delhi University in the 70s and became President of the University Students' Union in 1974.
After obtaining LL.B., Jaitley have been practising law before the Supreme Court of India and several High Courts in the country since 1977. In January 1990, he was designated as a Senior Advocate by the Delhi High Court. He was appointed Additional Solicitor General in 1989. He was a delegate on behalf of the Government of India to the United Nations General Assembly Session in June 1998 where the Declaration on Laws Relating to Drugs and Money Laundering was approved.
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