Politics Arun Jaitley passes away: Here's how he rose to holding charge of key ministries Updated : August 24, 2019 01:53 PM IST Senior BJP leader and former finance minister Arun Jaitley, who was admitted in the ICU at Delhi-based All India Institute of Medical Sciences since August 9, passed away on Saturday. Arun Jaitley, a lawyer by profession, had been an important part in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet in the BJP government's first term. However, he did not contest the 2019 Lok Sabha election presumably because of his ill-health. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.