India, Aug. 25 -- Former finance minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) stalwart Arun Jaitley died of multi-organ failure at New Delhi's All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Saturday, a fortnight after he was hospitalized complaining of uneasiness. He was 66.

"It is with profound grief that we inform about the sad demise of Shri Arun Jaitley... at 12.07pm on 24th August, 2019," a statement from AIIMS said. "Shri Arun Jaitley was admitted in AIIMS, New Delhi on 09/08/2019 and was treated by a multidisciplinary team of senior doctors."

The hospital finished embalming Jaitley's mortal remains by 2.45pm. Around 3.15pm, an ambulance with the remains left for Jaitley's residence.

Within an hour of the announcement of his dea...