BJP veteran and former union minister Arun Jaitley who died on Saturday was cremated with full state honours at Nigambodh in New Delhi on Sunday in the presence of number of political leaders who attended the funeral.
Jaitley died on Saturday at AIIMS in Delhi at around 12.07 pm. He was admitted to the hospital since August 9 after he complained of restlessness and breathlessness.
Most Union ministers with whom Jaitley had served in the first term of PM Modi’s government attended the funeral. Besides, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, his deputy Manish Sisodia was also among others who attended the funeral.
Meanwhile, PM Modi who was in Bahrain missed the funeral of his friend. He offered to come back after hearing the sad demise of his friend but was dissuaded by Jaitley’s family saying that he should continue his tour. Modi is attending the G7 summit in France today after his visit to Bahrain.