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Arun Jaitley

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Arun Jaitley
Minister of Finance
In office
26 May 2014 – 30 May 2019
Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Preceded by P. Chidambaram
Succeeded by Nirmala Sitharaman
Minister of Corporate Affairs
In office
26 May 2014 – 30 May 2019
Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Preceded by Sachin Pilot
Succeeded by Nirmala Sitharaman
Minister of Defence
Additional Charge
In office
13 March 2017 – 3 September 2017
Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Preceded by Manohar Parrikar
Succeeded by Nirmala Sitharaman
In office
26 May 2014 – 9 November 2014
Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Preceded by A. K. Antony
Succeeded by Manohar Parrikar
Minister of Information and Broadcasting
In office
9 November 2014 – 5 July 2016
Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Preceded by Prakash Javadekar
Succeeded by Venkaiah Naidu
Leader of the Opposition, Rajya Sabha
In office
3 June 2009 – 26 May 2014
Preceded by Jaswant Singh
Succeeded by Ghulam Nabi Azad
Minister of Law and Justice
In office
29 July 2003 – 22 May 2004
Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Preceded by Jana Krishnamurthi
Succeeded by H. R. Bhardwaj
In office
7 November 2000 – 1 July 2002
Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Preceded by Ram Jethmalani
Succeeded by Jana Krishnamurthi
Leader of the House, Rajya Sabha
In office
26 May 2014 – 11 June 2019
Preceded by Manmohan Singh
Succeeded by Thawar Chand Gehlot
Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting
In office
13 October 1999 – 30 September 2000
Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Preceded by Jaipal Reddy
Succeeded by Sushma Swaraj
Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha
In office
3 April 2018 – 24 August 2019
Preceded by Naresh Agrawal
Constituency Uttar Pradesh
In office
3 April 2000 – 2 April 2018
Succeeded by Naranbhai Rathwa
Constituency Gujarat
Personal details
Born
Arun Maharaj Kishen Jaitley

(1952-12-28)28 December 1952
New Delhi, India
Died 24 August 2019(2019-08-24) (aged 66)
New Delhi, India
Political party Bharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s)
Sangeeta Jaitley (m. 1982)
Children Sonali Jaitley Bakhshi
Rohan Jaitley
Alma mater Delhi University
Occupation Lawyer
Politician

Arun Jaitley (28 December 1952 – 24 August 2019) was an Indian politician. He was the Minister of Finance and Minister of Corporate Affairs from 2014 to 2019. He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party. He was the Minister of Defence from in 2014 and in 2017. From 2009 to 2014 he was the Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha.

Jaitley had diabetes. In January 2019, Jaitley was diagnosed with a rare form of soft-tissue cancer and had treatment in New York.

On 9 August 2019, he was hospitalized in New Delhi under critical condition for respiratory problems. He died on 24 August at the hospital, aged 66. The cause of death was problems caused by diabetes.

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