Hyderabad, Aug. 24 -- Telangana Governor E S L Narasimhan expressed shock at the demise of former Union Minister and renowned politician Arun Jaitley who passed away at AIIMS in New Delhi on Saturday afternoon.

In a condolence message, the Governor said ''the country has lost a towering personality who will always remain a beacon to inspire the young politicians to tread the path of value-based politics.

Arun Jaitely was a true statesman, a great scholar, an eminent advocate besides a heartthrob of millions of countrymen'', he said.

'I am deeply saddened by the loss of such a great leader', the Governor said and conveyed his deepest and heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members. UNI VV CS 1746

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