The Congress leader said he will remember Jaitley in many ways as a consummate Delhi insider, somebody who was completely at home in Lutyen's Delhi.
Jaitley was kept under observation at the Cardio Neuro Centre of the hospital. However, his condition kept on deteriorating. Arun Jaitley's last rites were performed on Sunday afternoon at the Nigambodh Ghat in the capital.
The state government announced that national flag will fly at half-mast at all government buildings during this period across the state. Veteran BJP leader Jaitley passed away on Saturday at AIIMS in New Delhi.
Amitabh Bachchan remembers Arun Jaitley by sharing some memories with him
A four-time member of Rajya Sabha, he became a Cabinet minister in the government of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 2000. He was Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha from June 2009 to 2014.
The actor said that his relationship with Jaitley went beyond the political scenario and narrated an incident when he was asked to campaign for the late leader in Amritsar in 2014.
Ambassador of Israel, Dr Ron Malka, and Board of Control for Cricket in India acting president CK Khanna too visited Jaitley's residence to pay their last respects.
Jaitley was admitted to the AIIMS earlier this month after he complained of restlessness. He was placed under observation at the hospital's Cardio-Neuro-Centre.
Goyal, who presented the interim Union Budget 2019-20 in absence of Jaitley when the latter went to the US for medical treatment, said that the former minister helped everyone with his intellect and advice.
Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley passed away in quick succession in August 2019, in a span of 18 days, leaving a void in the party that may be difficult to fill for a long time to come.