Vice President Venkaiah Naidu today said former Union finance minister Arun Jaitley's death is an "irreparable loss" to the nation and a "personal loss" to him. Mr Jaitley died at AIIMS today after a prolonged illness. "I am deeply shocked to learn about the demise of Arun Jaitley,a long time dear friend and one of my closest associates. His death is an irreparable loss to the nation and a personal loss to me. I have no words to express my grief," Mr Naidu said.