Bollywood's superstar Shah Rukh Khan has paid rich tributes to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

“King Khan” wrote a special note on his Instagram page and expressed how sad he was on the demise of one of the greatest leaders India has seen. The post has received over five lakh likes so far.

Expressing his grief, Shah Rukh remembered every reference to “Baapji” Vajpayee in his life and also recollected memories when he had met him.

Here is the Insta post written by Shah Rukh Khan:



For The Poet Prime Minister of our country, love you Baapji...

A post shared by Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) on Aug 16, 2018 at 9:30am PDT


Vajpayee died on August 16 at 5.05 PM at AIIMS Hospital in Delhi. The 93-year-old was suffering from age-related issues and was admitted to hospital on June 11 after he complained of urinary tract infection and chest congestion.

He was on life support system and his health became critical on August 15 and a day later he died.

He was the prime minister of India from 1999 to 2004. But after 2009, he was rarely seen in public functions and remained confined to his house in Delhi (Krishna Menon Marg) as he started suffering from health-related issues.

The last rites of Vajpayee will be performed at 4 PM today in Delhi.