Arun Jaitley: The FM who gave India IBC & GST: Jaitley’s key milestones

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Arun Jaitley, former finance minister and one of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s closest associates, passed away at AIIMS, New Delhi, on Saturday, nearly two weeks after he was admitted following breathing difficulties.

“With the demise of Arun Jaitley Ji, I have lost a valued friend, whom I have had the honour of knowing for decades,” Modi said on Twitter. “His insight on issues and nuanced understanding of matters had very few parallels.”

The lawyer-turned-politician also had triple heart bypass surgery when he was 52.

Jaitley’s urbane and articulate manner helped him win friends across party lines and industry.

As finance minister, he led the enactment of a bankruptcy code and a national goods and services tax law that had languished for almost 20 years.

Here is a list of key milestones in Jaitley’s life.

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