DDCA also unveiled a new pavilion stand at the Feroz Shah Kotla after skipper Virat Kohli, who recently became the most successful India captain in Test cricket, surpassing MS Dhoni.
The Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) renamed the iconic Feroz Shah Kotla stadium as Arun Jaitley stadium. The state cricket board also unveiled a new pavilion stand at the stadium after India captain Virat Kohli.
The unveiling ceremony, to be held at the Weightlifting Hall of the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, will also see the Kotla stadium being renamed after former Finance Minister, late Arun Jaitley.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, recalling Jaitley as "mera chhota dost" (my young friend) said "I miss my young friend each moment...We all have so many memories about Arunji , but think about me who had a long association with him for 30-35 years".
Top ministers on Tuesday remembered Arun Jaitley, their beloved colleague and former minister in the Modi government. The tributes were paid at a prayer meeting at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi.
Union ministers, NDA functionaries and BJP leaders attended a condolence prayer meet held in the memory of former Union finance minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday. The prayer meet was held at Talkatora Stadium.
Nitish Kumar also said that Arun Jaitley's birth anniversary will every year be celebrated as a state function.
The Feroz Shah Kotla stadium will be renamed as Arun Jaitley stadium in the memory of the former DDCA president, who passed away on Saturday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday visited Late Arun Jaitley's residence. He paid tributes to the former finance minister and met his family members.
In a letter to the Delhi Lt. Governor Anil Baijal, Gambhir said the sports complex should be renamed after Jaitley for his contribution to nation-building and for his love for cricket.
Patanjali spokesperson SK Tijarawala took to Twitter on Monday to inform the Delhi Police that he, along with 10 other people, lost their mobile phones the previous evening.
The Himachal Pradesh government on Sunday declared a two-day state mourning as a mark of respect for former finance minister Arun Jaitley who passed away on August 24. SPECIAL COVERAGE ON ARUN JAITLEY
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has said former union minister Arun Jaitley's voice will no longer reverberate within the hallowed portals of Parliament, but his presence will be remembered.
Leaders across party lines were present to bid adieu to the former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Jaitley's son Rohan performed the last rites at New Delhi's Nigambodh Ghat. SPECIAL COVERAGE ON ARUN JAITLEY
Remembering Arun Jaitley on his demise, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to the former Finance Minister, who passed away on Saturday. He also said that it is hard for him to imagine that he lost two of BJP's great ministers in the same month.
Despite occupying top government positions, Jaitley had kept his private home as his base, away from the Lutyen's zone that is more identified with the power elite. Born in 1953, Jaitley, son of lawyer Maharaj Kishen Jaitley, had started his journey from Naraina Vihar in West Delhi. His parents had migrated to Delhi from Lahore.
Tributes poured in from India Inc with corporate leaders expressing profound grief at the passing away of former Finance Minister and BJP veteran Arun Jaitley here, describing him as a true reformist and great statesman. The former Union Minister died at AIIMS on Saturday, where he was undergoing treatment for several weeks. He was 66.
Arun Jaitley was one of the towering figures in Indian cricket administration.
The family of former Finance minister Arun Jaitley, who passed away on Saturday, has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi not to cut short his ongoing three-nation tour in its wake.
Delhi High Court Bar Association (DHCBA) and Bar Council of Delhi (BCD) also condoled Jaitley's demise and remembered his contribution to the legal fraternity. Jaitley practised as a senior advocate in courts, especially the Delhi High Court before he became a Union minister.
"Firstly, I am a Punjabi belonging to Amritsar, and secondly I want to serve my constituency by using my influence with the new government coming," Jaitley had said. His favourite local food was 'Amritsari kulchas', a local delicacy.
Arun Jaitley was the only minister who was alloted two heavyweight portfolios - defence and finance, in the first Modi cabinet.
Jaitley and Swaraj -- both lawyer-turned-politicians -- had a similar political trajectory -- they both rose under the tutelage of former prime minister, late Atal Bihari Vajpayi, and they both made the current prime minister, Narendra Modi, a force to reckon with. It can, thus, be but a mere coincidence that both the BJP stalwarts passed away within weeks.
The country has lost a great leader who always worked for the betterment of society, Singh said. In his condolence letter to Jaitley's wife, Sangeeta Jaitley, Manmohan Singh said, "I have learnt with profound sorrow about the sad and shocking news of the untimely demise of our beloved Arun Jaitley."
The senior BJP leader and former cricket administrator passed away after a prolonged illness in the Capital on Saturday morning.