Indian film fraternity pays tribute to Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Atal Bihari Vajpayee's demise led to an outpouring of tributes from the movie world across India, and celebrities also remembered his much-loved poetic streak
Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee passed away on Thursday evening leaving the nation with a void and a sense of tremendous loss. The 93-year-old leader, who had faded from public life for more than a decade following health complications, died at the Delhi's AIIMS, where he was admitted for the past several weeks.
Vajpayee was in public life for more than five decades and was elected to the Lok Sabha 10 times and the Rajya Sabha twice. The former Prime Minister, whose birthday on December 25 is celebrated as Good Governance Day, was honoured with the Bharat Ratna in 2014 at his home.
Vajpayee, whose more than six-year term was marked by a peace initiative with Pakistan and the 1998 Pokhran nuclear tests that invited US sanctions, was a bachelor and leaves behind a foster family.
His demise led to an outpouring of tributes from the movie world across India, and celebrities also remembered his much-loved poetic streak. Here's what they tweeted.
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
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
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
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.— rajamouli ss (@ssrajamouli) 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
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
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
“Let no one challenge India's secularism.” - Atal Bihari Vajpayee #Salute #Respect— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) August 16, 2018
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
Heartfelt condolences to #AtalBihariVajpayee ji's family and dear ones. May his soul rest in peace. ðÂÂÂÂÂÂ— Arjun Kapoor (@arjunk26) August 16, 2018
Respect always #AtalBihariVajpayee sir.... RIP ðÂÂÂÂÂÂ
— Huma Qureshi (@humasqureshi) August 16, 2018
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