Politician and writer Sanjay Raut's journey from a humble beginning to becoming a prominent personality in Mumbai is truly incredible. Through his hard work, grit, and determination, Sanjay Rait quickly rose through the ranks to become one of the prominent faces of Shiv Sena and Mumbai politics in Maharashtra. A popular leader among the Sena cadre, Raut is known for his management skills, and the ability to get things done. We trace his journey in pictures (All Photos/Instagram Sanjay Raut)
In 2019, we bid adieu to some of the most celebrated names across politics, business, and various other fields. From noted politicians such as Manohar Parrikar, Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj to celebrated industrialists BK Birla, VG Siddharth and famous Mumbai personalities Ram Jethmalani, Darryl D'Monte, Kiran Nagarkar, here are some of the most respected people we lost this year.
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Several leaders including opposition leaders paid homage to former Union Finance Minister and senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley at a condolence meeting organised in his remembrance by BJP in New Delhi.
Jaitley's family members, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, senior BJP leader LK Advani and many other senior leaders were present. All pictures/Pallav Paliwal
Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu with wife, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and several diplomats and leaders across the political spectrum attended condolence meet organised for former finance Minister Arun Jaitley in New Delhi on Tuesday. All photos/Pallav Paliwal
Veteran BJP leader and former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley passed away in New Delhi on August 24, 2019, after suffering from prolonged illness. Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Senior leader LK Advani, Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari, Smriti Irani, and Nirmala Sitharaman; and politicians across parties and scores of people paid homage to the former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley at his funeral, held at Nigambodh Ghat in New Delhi. (All Pictures/PTI, Pallav Paliwal and Twitter ANI)
Former Finance Minister and veteran BJP leader Arun Jaitley breathed passed away on August 24 after suffering from a prolonged illness, Jaitley was 66 and is survived by his wife and two children. President Ram Nath Kovind, Home Minister Amit Shah, Businessman Sunil Bharti Mittal, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, LK Advani, Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, and other notable personalities visited the residence of the veteran BJP leader to pay their last respects. (All Pictures Courtesy/PTI and Twitter ANI)
Articulate, knowledgeable and versatile- Arun Jaitley was BJP's man for all seasons and contributed immensely to the party's emergence as a key force among the middle class. Arun Jaitley passed away on August 24, 2019. Here's a tribute to the original Chanakya of politics
These politicians are well-known in public and they attract a lot of media attention for their position and their leadership roles. Most Indians will recognise these personalities by just looking at their current photographs. But can you identify them by seeing the pictures of their younger days? Take a look at photographs of politicians in their younger days and see how many you can recognise
India's Minister of Textiles Smriti Irani, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das and eminent personalities from business were present at a summit held in Ranchi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley were present at the inaugural session of the two-day âAnnual Conference of Tax Administrators 2016â in New Delhi on Thursday. Pics/PTI
The who's who of the world of Indian politics were in attendance at the reception of Dharmendra and Hema Malini's daughter Ahana Deol and Vaibhav Vohra held at the capital