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Arun Jaitley’s passing: Karmapa’s message

August 29, 2019

Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, shares the following message regarding the passing of Arun Jaitley, former finance minister of India.

Karmapa's condolence message for Arun Jaitley

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Here is a transcript of the letter:

Dear dharma friends

Arun Jaitley, former finance minister under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, passed away on Saturday.

As an eminent lawyer and politician, Mr Jaitley cultivated a reputation for conciliation and openness, and was trusted and respected across the political spectrum.

We pray for his wife and two children, and all others affected by the loss of this esteemed statesman.

With compassion

Thaye Dorje

His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa