It is indeed a sad day for all of us as Vajpayee ji was not only a politician with great oratory skills, but he was also an acclaimed writer who wrote several poems.

Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee breathed his last today at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi after a long illness. The 93-year-old BJP leader was admitted because of kidney tract infection, chest congestion and his urine output was on the lower side in June. He was put on life support system by the doctors after his condition became critical in the last 24 hours.

He has been the Prime Minister Of India thrice (19 March 1998 – 22 May 2004, 16 May 1996 – 1 June 1996 and 1998–1999) and is the only PM to complete his tenure, who did not belong to the Congress party. He was also conferred with Bharat Ratna in 2004, the highest civilian honour given to any citizen of India. Needless to say, the entire country is mourning the loss along with PM Narendra Modi who called his demise the ‘end of an era.’ Not just politicians, even Bollywood celebrities are expressing their grief on Twitter. From Rajinikanth to Lata Mangeshkar, everyone is wishing peace for his soul.

Lata Mangeshkar

@mangeshkarlata

Rishitulya purva pradhan mantri Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji ke swargwas ki vaarta sunke mujhe aise (cont)

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Rajinikanth

@rajinikanth

I’m saddened to hear the demise of a great statesman Shri.Vajpayee ji. May his soul Rest In Peace.

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Dia Mirza

@deespeak

“Let no one challenge India’s secularism.” – Atal Bihari Vajpayee #Salute #Respect
Growing up in India in the 1980’s and 90’s one can never forget what a deep impact #AtalBihariVaajpayee ji made on us… he was a great statesman and leader. #RIP

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VISHAL DADLANI

@VishalDadlani

A Titan has departed. There was more impact and gravitas in the pauses between his words, than there are in the petty political speeches we hear these days. #AtalBihariVaajpayee

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Vivek Anand Oberoi

@vivekoberoi

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

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Hansal Mehta

@mehtahansal

#Atalji. Fine orator, statesman and a gentle heavyweight.
मैं जी भर जिया, मैं मन से मरूं,
लौटकर आऊँगा, कूच से क्यों डरूं?

rajamouli ss

@ssrajamouli

One of the few statesman who brought dignity and esteem to politics. His dream and steadfast application of Road connectivity changed and continues to change millions of lives in our country. Bowing with respect to our beloved leader #AtalBihariVajpayee ji.

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Boman Irani

@bomanirani

It is rare to find love and respect across the entire politcal spectrum.

Atalji, was the rarest of them all.

Alvida #AtalBihariVajpayee.

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Dhanush

@dhanushkraja

Deeply saddened to hear about the passing away of Sri Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji. Heartfelt condolences to the family and dear ones of the great man.

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Adnan Sami

@AdnanSamiLive

Extremely saddened to learn of the passing away of former Prime Minister Sri Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji. Apart from being one of the greatest statesman India has seen, he was a great man of ‘Peace’. He spread love everywhere he went… May he rest in peace. 🙏#AtalBihariVaajpayee

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Esha Gupta

@eshagupta2811

Heavens got a prime minster to handle its affairs now. RIP Atal ji, one of the greatest politician our nation has had. Honour to have known you 💔🙏🏽

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Milap

@zmilap

RIP Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji 🙏

Divya Dutta

@divyadutta25

RIP #AtalBihariVaajpayee ji! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻respects and prayers for a true leader.

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It is indeed a sad day for all of us as Vajpayee ji was not only a politician with great oratory skills, but he was also an acclaimed writer who wrote several poems. The BJP stalwart, during the later years, had withdrawn from public life and remained at home due to illness.

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