Passing away of an avid blogger

Arun Jaitley, India's ex-Finance Minister and a well-respected political leader, passed away today. 

Besides being an orator, a parliamentarian, a lawyer and an administrator, he was a blogger - and his posts used to be full of pithy analysis on topical economic and political matters.
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Arun Jaitley's blog
Jaitley was seriously ill for many months and due to this he declined to take up a ministerial berth in PM Modi's cabinet when the party came to power second time in a row in May. Yet, he kept on expressing himself on his blog - mostly on the big decisions taken by the government. Like other politicians of today, Jaitley was also active on Twitter, but the blog, which later became a full-fledged personal website with many sections, always remained his primary platform for reaching out to his audience.

Just two days before his health took a serious turn and he was admitted to hospital, i.e. 8th August, he wrote a post titled 'PM Narendra Modi and HM Amit Shah Achieve the Impossible' explaining how they managed to get a record number of bills passed in the latest session of Parliament despite all odds.

A big loss to the Indian politics, also to the Indian blogosphere, especially political blogging.

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