The Hush Post| 1:09 pm|one-minute-read|
Former Union finance minister Arun Jaitley is no more. He was 66 years old. He was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi. He had recently undergone a kidney transplant and was also suffering from cancer.
Jaitley was a top-notch lawyer who gave up the Jan Sangh membership in 1977 when Jan Sangh came to power because ABVP the student’s organisation he was part of said that it did not participate in electoral politics.
Arun Jaitley was rushed to the Delhi All India Institute of Medical Sciences on August 9 after he complained of weakness and difficulty in breathing. An AIIMS doctor had then told the media that Jaitley was admitted to the cardiology department at 10 am. “for a medical check-up” and was being monitored.
Last Tuesday reports read that the minister’s health condition was critical but haemodynamically stable. Notably, being hemodynamically stable is indicative of stable heart pump and good blood circulation.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and other top BJP leaders had paid Jaitley a visit in the hospital the same day he was admitted to inquire about his condition.
Jaitley had been unwell for the past two years. In 2018, Arun Jaitley had to undergo a kidney transplant. Earlier, in 2014, he had undergone bariatric surgery. This was done to bring down his weight that was gained as a result of his long-standing diabetic condition.