The nation mourned the demise of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee . Condolence pours in from all parts of the world. A 7-days national mourning has also been announced by the Indian government. The iconic figure of Indian politics breathed his last at 5.05 pm at the All India Institutes of Medical Sciences. He was 93. He was on life support as his condition worsened over the last 24 hours.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his grief over Vajpayee’s demise and said, “I have no words, I am filled with emotions right now.Our respected Atal ji is no more. Every moment of his life he had dedicated to the nation.”
The recently elected Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan said “Subcontinent has lost visionary political figure today”.
Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi too expressed his grief quoting. “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,”
The British High Commissioner to India, Dominic Asquith too expressed his condolence over the demise of Vajpayee..He said “ We are saddened by the passing of former PM of India #AtalBihariVajpayee. We will remember him as one of India’s greatest leaders. Shri Vajpayee was much respected in the UK as a statesman par excellence”
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Haseena said “ Deeply shocked at sad demise of former PM of India #AtalBihariVajpayee, one of the most famous sons of India. He’ll be remembered for contributing towards good governance & highlighting issues affecting common people of India as well as regional peace& prosperity”
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