The great orator and poet Atal Bihari Vajpayee passed away on Thursday, August 16. Along with being one of the greatest Prime Minister's the country has ever seen he was also known for captivating the audience through his poetry. As the entire country mourns his death, many also remember him for all the other talents he had. The micro-blogging site, Twitter was filled with condolences and remembrances of the late former Prime Minister. Among them was the Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan who drafted a tweet bidding Atal Bihari Vajpayee a goodbye. His emotional tweet has got many Netizens moved, as the Bollywood King referred to him as the 'Poet Prime Minister' of the country. Reminiscing about his old days, he states that the late former Prime Minister was referred to as 'Bappaji' in his house and that his father would make him listen to all his speeches. In the heartfelt note written by the actor, he states that 'He has lost a part of his childhood and that he has memories of growing up, learning, smiling and of course poetry'.
Here is his heartfelt post!
Along with his heartfelt post, he also shared a video of him and Bollywood's veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan reciting a poem. His gesture and the heartwarming note moved the hearts of many, and they have taken to the micro-blogging site in order to express their emotions and remorse of the country's dearest former Prime Minister passing away.
Here are some of their reactions!
Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who was admitted to AIIMS on Monday, June 11, following complaints related to respiratory and kidney ailments, passed away at 5:05 pm as per a medical bulletin released by AIIMS. The bulletin issued by AIIMS stated that Atal Bihari Vajpayee had been stable under the care of the team of AIIMS doctors, but his condition deteriorated over the last 36 hours, requiring him to be placed on life-support systems. Former PM Vajpayee had assumed his first cabinet role as the Minister of External Affairs way back in 1977 in the Morarji Desai-led government. He received The Bharat Ratna, the country's highest civilian honor, in 2015. A number of schemes namely the Atal Pension Yojana as well as the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation have been named after him.