Bollywood personalities paid their tribute and farewell to former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who passed away on Saturday noon. He passed away at the age of 66 after prolonged illness. He was admitted to AIIMS on August 9.
Tributes poured in from multiple prominent celebrities across the nation. Sunny Deol, Adnan Sami, Riteish Deshmukh, Karan Johar, Sanjay Dutt among others mourned the loss.
Shatrughan Sinha tweeted that Jaitley absence will be truly missed and added in his later tweets that," Arun Jaitley stood tall among others as a tall, fierce leader, a warm human being, intellectual par excellence & a wonderful gentleman.
Karan Johar too mourned the loss of the former finance minister and tweeted,"the nation mourns a strong and assured leader today".
Deeply pained & anguished on the sad demise of our old friend, friend & guide of the society, veteran stalwart leader #ArunJaitley.
The whole nation grieves his loss. He led over four decades in public life effectively & satisfyingly. He had enormous leadership qualities & was a- Shatrughan Sinha (@ShatruganSinha) August 24, 2019
#RIPArunJaitley ... the nation mourns a strong and assured leader today....thoughts and prayers with his family and loved ones....🙏🙏🙏- Karan Johar (@karanjohar) August 24, 2019
Nimrat Kaur also expressed grief over this sudden loss and said, "His contributions and remarkable legacy remain exemplary for generations to come."
Deepest condolences and heartfelt grief on the passing of Arun Jaitley ji. Never had the opportunity to meet him but always felt great fortune in sharing the same college as him. His contributions and remarkable legacy remain exemplary for generations to come. #RIPArunJaitley- Nimrat Kaur (@NimratOfficial) August 24, 2019
Actor turned politician Sunny Deol took to twitter and wrote, "Nation loses another great leader" and added that his prayers are with Jaitley's family.
Veteran Bollywood playback singer Lata Mangeshkar tweeted that she was saddened to hear about the sudden demise of Arun Jaitley and tweeted, "A dynamic leader, a thorough gentleman and our former Finance Minister," and expressed condolences to his family as well.
Deeply saddened by the sad demise of Arun Jaitley ji.
A dynamic leader, a thorough gentleman and our former Finance Minister. Very kindly, he had come over to meet me and we spoke for a long time. Will cherish those memories. Heartfelt condolences to the family. pic.twitter.com/DIhrkgnKms- Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) August 24, 2019
Actor Riteish Deshmukh also paid his respects to the great leader and gave condolences to the family & loved ones.
- Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) August 24, 2019
Singer Adnan Sami tweeted, "Saddened to learn the news of Arun Jaitley Ji's passing away.
Saddened to learn the news of Arun Jaitley ji's passing away. He was a very kind soul.
Rest in Peace.🙏 #ArunJaitley- Adnan Sami (@AdnanSamiLive) August 24, 2019
Writer Chetan Bhagat wrote, "May your soul rest in peace. So many wonderful memories of someone who listened well spoke well and worked tirelessly."
So sad to hear about the demise of @arunjaitley. May your soul rest in peace. So many wonderful memories of someone who listened well, spoke well and worked tirelessly. You will be missed. https://t.co/3A11RZe78D- Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) August 24, 2019
Comedian Kapil Sharma also tweeted his condolences and called Jailtley a gret dynamic leader on his tweet.
Raveena Tandon tweeted that she was shocked and saddened to hear of the passing away of Arun Jaitley and prayed for strength to his family for bearing such an irreplaceable loss.
Shocked and saddened to hear of the passing away of #shriarunjaitley ji. 🙏🏻 May god give strength to his family to bear the irreplaceable loss. A good man gone too soon. 🙏🏻🕉🙏🏻- Raveena Tandon (@TandonRaveena) August 24, 2019
Actor Anil Kapoor that Arun Jaitley's demise is a huge loss for our nation. He added that Jaitley will be truly missed and paid his heartfelt condolences to Jaitley's family members.
Met Shri #ArunJaitley Ji almost 20 years back for the first time & have been his admirer ever since.
His demise is a huge loss for our nation.
Will be truly missed.
My heartfelt condolences to the family. 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/XsBXwQnpj0- Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) August 24, 2019
Virender Sehwag said he was pained with sudden news on Arun Jaitley's demise and tweeted,"Apart from having served greatly in public life, he played a huge role in many players from Delhi getting an opportunity to represent India."
Actress Gul Panag also tweeted tribute to the former finance minister saying,"Always looked up to him for his eloquence."
Pained at the passing away of #ArunJaitley ji. Apart from having served greatly in public life , he played a huge role in many players from Delhi getting an opportunity to represent India. There was a time when not many players from Delhi got a chance at the highest level ..cont- Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 24, 2019
Saddened to hear about #ArunJaitley .
Always looked up to him for his eloquence. And the manner in which he articulated his point of view and his mastery of all things legal.
A loss for the country. May the Almighty give his family strength to bear this untimely loss 🙏- Gul Panag (@GulPanag) August 24, 2019