Tearful Condolence To Jaitely By Sand Artist From Odisha

Puri: Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who breathed his last on Saturday morning, has been paid a tearful condolence by international sand artist Manas Kumar Sahoo through his sand art on the sea beach of Puri in Odisha.

The sand sculpture with a message “Tribute to Mr. Arun Jaitley” is of 10 feet wide and created with five tons of sand. It took nearly five hours of hard labour to give it the desired shape.

Jaitley, a well known politician & lawyer was the finance minister in the Narendra Modi-led government from 2014 to 2019, and briefly held the defence portfolio in 2017.

He had been admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi on August 9 following complaints of breathlessness and uneasiness. The news about his demise was announced today by Aarti Vij, Chairperson, Media and Protocol, AIIMS.