Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee is no more! The former three-time Prime Minister of India passed away in the afternoon of August 16 at the age of 93. He has been unwell for quite some time and has been kept on life support for the past couple of says. His loss has been mourned by the politicians from both ruling and opposition factions, celebrities and commoners alike. Many have called his demise as a huge loss to Indian politics.
The current PM, Narendra Modi had tweeted, "India grieves the demise of our beloved Atal Ji. His passing away marks the end of an era. He lived for the nation and served it assiduously for decades. My thoughts are with his family, BJP Karyakartas and millions of admirers in this hour of sadness. Om Shanti." Following his announcement, many celebs like Rajinikanth, Mohanlal, Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, Priyanka Chopra, Dhanush, Pawan Kalyan etc took to Twitter to mourn the loss of Atalji. Check out their tweets below -
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
RIP Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ji, the most respected leader.
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) August 16, 2018
My thoughts and condolences to the family.
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) August 16, 2018
He was a rare statesman. #RIPAtalBihariVajpayee
— Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) August 16, 2018
Homage to our Great Inspirational Leader Late PM Sri. Vajpayee ji.. pic.twitter.com/moDec73MXx
— Pawan Kalyan (@PawanKalyan) August 16, 2018
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.
— Dhanush (@dhanushkraja) August 16, 2018
End of an Era..What an excellent human being! One of the greatest Parliamentarians, an exemplary orator & exceptional thrice PM of India, Atal Bihari Vajpayee is no more! An intellectual par excellence, man with tremendous wisdom, a fantastic sense of humour & kind hearted poet.
— Shatrughan Sinha (@ShatruganSinha) August 16, 2018
One of the greatest Prime Ministers India has ever seen, He served his life to our Nation and will always be in our hearts.
— Mohanlal (@Mohanlal) August 16, 2018
RIP #AtalBihariVaajpayeeJi .. you will be remembered as one of India’s greatest leaders, as an exemplary statesman, as a tour de force for peace and unity and most of all as a genuine, warm, approachable human being.
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) 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
May his soul rest in peace!