Arun Jaitley, India’s Tallest Leaders, Cremated With State Honours


New Delhi:Former finance minister and one of India’s tallest leaders Arun Jaitley was cremated with full state honours on Sunday, with leaders across the political spectrum paying tribute to the BJP stalwart.

A key strategist and chief troubleshooter of the BJP and the Narendra Modi government in the first tenure, Jaitley passed away in AIIMS at the age of 66 after battling multiple health issues for the last several months.

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Jaitley was admitted to hospital on August 9 and breathed his last at 12.07pm on Saturday.

The urbane and media-savvy leader was one of the sharpest political minds not only within the BJP but also in the larger political spectrum where he made lifelong allies cutting across the ideological divide.