NEW DELHI: Veteran actor and politician Hema Malini, on Tuesday, August 24, 2021, paid homage to former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on his second death anniversary.
Remembering her former fellow political party delegate, Hema took to her Twitter handle and wrote, "Remembering friend and mentor in politics, exceptional human being, leader, Parliamentarian, administrator, Padma Vibhushan, Shri Arun Jaitley Ji, on his death anniversary."
I truly miss you and your guidance Arun ji! Will always remember you with respect and affection as someone who was my mentor and friend in my political careerpic.twitter.com/tqQNrcOGiO— Hema Malini (@dreamgirlhema) August 24, 2021
The former Finance Minister passed away on August 24, 2019, at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi. He was 66.
Jaitley first became a Cabinet Minister in the government of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 2000. He then went on to serve as the Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha from June 2009.
He was appointed the Finance Minister in the first term of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi government in 2014. He opted out of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections citing health reasons.