It was just only a day when our hearts were filled with pride and country was still celebrating India’s 72nd Independence Day, and, we heard the most saddening news. Former Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s demise.
Atalji breathed his last yesterday at 5.05pm on August 16 and passed away at the age of 93. Battling with age related problems from last two months, Atal Bihari Vajpayee was admitted at Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi since June 11 this year.
Dr Prathap Reddy, Founder & Chairman, Apollo – “An era comes to an end with the passing away of Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The nation has lost not just a Bharat Ratna, a statesman par excellence, but also an admirable human being. His gift with words, his decency and grace in dealing with friends and foes were the mark of an exemplary life in politics. His warmth and soft-spoken charming manner ensured he was loved by all whose lives he touched. He put the nation on the fast track with initiatives like the Golden Quadrilateral project, the New Telecom Policy, the Sarva Siksha Abhiyan and the Fiscal Responsibility Act that laid down the path for future governments to follow.”
Atal Bihari Vajpayeeji who is also known as India’s tallest leader was a great politician, phenomenal poet, effective orator and above all, he was a great human being with greatest virtue and visions for our country. The country has lost the shining gem of an era and every single person is grieving the death of BJP(Bharatiya Janata Party) leader Sri Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Over the years, former late PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee was loved and admired by Bollywood celebrities too for his great sense of humor and motivational speech.
From Anupam Kher to Amitabh Bachchan, Anil Kumble to Rajnikanth, Celebrities are mourning the loss of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) August 16, 2018
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) August 16, 2018
T 2902 – Atal Bihari Vajpai (1924 – 2018 ) भावपूर्ण श्रधांजलि ; एक महान नेता , प्रख्यात कवि , अद्भुत वक्ता व प्रवक्ता , मिलनसार व्यक्तित्व ।
बाबूजी के प्रशंसक , और बाबूजी उनके ..
An admirer of my Father's works and vice versa ; gentle nature, strong fiery in his speeches pic.twitter.com/KtH9HEABkd
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) August 16, 2018
I’m saddened to hear the demise of a great statesman Shri.Vajpayee ji. May his soul Rest In Peace.
— Rajinikanth (@rajinikanth) August 16, 2018
RIP Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ji, the most respected leader. 🙏🏻
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) August 16, 2018
A sad day for the country, as we lose one of our greatest leaders. #AtalBihariVajpayee contributed so much for the betterment of the country. May his soul rest in peace 🙏🏻
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) August 16, 2018
India is at a great loss today. Shri #AtalBihariVajpayee ji’s contributions to our nation have been innumerable. Thoughts and prayers go out to his loved ones.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 16, 2018
My heartfelt condolences to the country, as we mourn the demise of our visionary leader, #AtalBihariVajpayee ji. May his soul rest in peace!
— Madhuri Dixit Nene (@MadhuriDixit) August 16, 2018
The end of a golden era comes with the deeply saddening news of the demise of Shri #AtalBihariVajpayee ji. Mourning with nation. What a man, what a mind.
— Nimrat Kaur (@NimratOfficial) August 16, 2018
It is rare to find love and respect across the entire politcal spectrum.
Atalji, was the rarest of them all.
— Boman Irani (@bomanirani) August 16, 2018
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) August 16, 2018
A true legend, respected statesman, phenomenal poet, tall leader beyond stature, respected by even his strongest critics and rivals…#Atalji passes on. Leaving behind a legacy of greatness that will inspire generations forever! #AtalBihariVajpayee pic.twitter.com/JewgmAKQjl
— Vivek Anand Oberoi (@vivekoberoi) August 16, 2018
Rishitulya purva pradhan mantri Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji ke swargwas ki vaarta sunke mujhe aise (cont) https://t.co/1w1sEjs1eB
— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) August 16, 2018
Over come with such deep sadness..
Bharat has lost its Ratan #Atalji🙏
“मौत की उमर क्या है? दो पल भी नहीं,
ज़िन्दगी सिलसिला, आज कल की नहीं
मैं जी भर जिया, मैं मन से मरूं,
लौटकर आऊँगा, कूच से क्यों डरूं?” #अटल_बिहारी_बाजपेयी #AtalBihariVaajpayee pic.twitter.com/eTkzyAJRy8
— Randeep Hooda (@RandeepHooda) August 16, 2018
Various leaders across the political spectrum and commoner’s heart too is grieving over the demise of our beloved Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Atlji’s last rites will be conducted near Smriti Sthal on the banks of Yamuna. His funeral procession will begin at 1.30 pm in the afternoon.
May his soul rest in peace. Om Shanti!