Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several other national leaders paid their respects to the late Arun Jaitley on Monday on the occasion of the first anniversary of his death.
“On that day last year we lost Shri Arun Jaitleyji. I miss my boyfriend very much. Arunji served India diligently. His wit, intellect, legal acumen and warm personality were legendary, ”PM tweeted.
The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party’s social media handle posted a video with the message: “He left us early, but also left indelible marks on the Indian economy, law, governance and honesty in public life. His impeccable life will serve as a guide for talented future generations. “
Union Home Secretary Amit Shah recalled Jaitley as “an outstanding politician, a prolific speaker and a great person who had no parallels in Indian politics” and described him as “multifaceted and a friend of friends to see will always be remembered for its towering legacy. ” transformative vision and devotion to the nation. “
Jaitley, 66, was inducted into New Delhi AIIMS on August 9 after complaining of discomfort.
He died of multiple organ failures on August 24th last year.
Jaitley’s daughter Sonali Jaitley-Bakshi, a lawyer, posted a picture of her early childhood and tweeted, “Today is a year without my father. I miss him yes. Do I miss his presence? Never, because he’s always with me. I love you dad – thank you for everything. “
His son, Rohan Jaitley, shared old photos of the leader and tweeted, “It’s been a year since you left us Papa @arunjaitley. In many ways, it feels like it was just yesterday. The pain is still so fresh. But such is my determination to live by your values, principles and visions. You are always with us. So missed, so loved. “