In a sad turn of events, former Prime Minister of India, Sri Atal Bihari Vajpayee breathed his last in Delhi today. He was 93-years-old. The veteran politician was admitted to Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) ) last month due to some health complications.
He has been under medical supervision ever since, his health reportedly deteriorated in the last 20-hours and was apparently put on life support system. Vajpayee was admitted to AIIMS because of kidney tract infection, chest congestion and his urine output being on the lower side.
Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee has been the Prime Minister Of India twice from 1996-1999. He was also conferred with Bharat Ratna in 2004, the highest civilian honour given to a citizen of India.
We express our heartfelt condolences to the family of the bereaved. May his soul rest in peace.
While the news has come as a shock to the entire nation, Bollywood celebs too have been expressing their grief through their social media handles.
“Let no one challenge India’s secularism.” – Atal Bihari Vajpayee #Salute #Respect Growing up in India in the 19… https://t.co/5qPDCfTHOL
— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) 1534421475000
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) 1534421517000
RIP #AtalBihariVaajpayee ji! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻respects and prayers for a true leader.
— Divya Dutta (@divyadutta25) 1534422126000
Heavens got a prime minster to handle its affairs now. RIP Atal ji, one of the greatest politician our nation has h… https://t.co/IHkvYAqj1C
— Esha Gupta (@eshagupta2811) 1534422229000
Whether you agreed with him or not, you couldn’t help but respect the sheer statesmanship, wisdom and eloquence of… https://t.co/jTOiulnnRg
— Vir Das (@thevirdas) 1534422399000
RIP Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji 🙏
— Milap (@zmilap) 1534422995000