Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee passed away on Thursday at AIIMS, New Delhi. Ministers and celebrities took to Twitter to express their condolences
New Delhi: Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee passed away at 5.05 pm on Thursday at New Delhi's All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).
Vajpayee was admitted at AIIMS on June 11 with urinary tract infection. He was stable for the past nine weeks under the care of a team of doctors at AIIMS. He was reported to be critically ill and was on life support over the past 36 hours and there was no improvement in his health.
Ministers from all over the country, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, paid several visits to AIIMS, enquiring about the Vajpayee’s health.
Upon getting the news of his demise, ministers and celebrities took to Twitter to express their condolences. Here are a few tweets
India grieves the demise of our beloved Atal Ji.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 16, 2018
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.
Today India lost a great son. Former PM, Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji, was loved and respected by millions. My condolences to his family & all his admirers. We will miss him. #AtalBihariVajpayee— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) August 16, 2018
Very very saddened that the great statesman and former PM Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji is no more with us. His passing away is a very big loss to our nation. I will always cherish the many fond memories. Condolences to his family and his many admirers— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) 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
I am deeply grieved by the sad demise of former PM, Shri #AtalBihariVajpayee. He was one of the tallest leaders of the country. He was much loved by the people of India and more so by the people of #Odisha. May his soul rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/C6oPOzbzUo— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) 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
Indeed a big loss for our country as we pay our last tribute to #AtalBihariVajpayee ji. He was a close family friend and his legacy will forever be remembered. Thank you for your selfless service, sir! My heartfelt condolence to everyone.— Sanjay Dutt (@duttsanjay) August 16, 2018
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— VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) August 16, 2018
Whether you agreed with him or not, you couldn't help but respect the sheer statesmanship, wisdom and eloquence of the man. RIP #AtalBihariVajpayee— Vir Das (@thevirdas) August 16, 2018
A statesman and orator par excellence, stalwarts like him are few and far between. Deeply saddened on the demise Shri. #AtalBihariVajpayee Ji.— Krishna Byre Gowda (@krishnabgowda) August 16, 2018
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