Politicians, Film Stars, Sports Persons Mourn Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s Demise

India’s former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee passed away today (16 August, Thursday) at New Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) due to kidney and urinary infection and chest congestion. He was 93.

Vajpayee was often described as the moderate leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He served as the country’s Prime Minister on three ocassions. First in 1996 for 13 days then in 1998 for 13 months and then for a term of 5 years from 1999. He was India’s first non- Congress Prime Minsiter to complete a term of five.

Post his sad demise, Politicians across political parties expressed their grieves. Even filmstars mourned the death of the beloved Prime Minister.

1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi

2. President Ram Nath Kovind

3. Rahul Gandhi

4. Pranab Mukharjee

5. Mamata Banerjee

6. Shah Rukh Khan

7. Lata Mangeshkar 

8. Madhuri Dixit nene

9. Priyanka Chopra 

10. Virat Kohli 

11. Sachin Tendulkar 

12. Vijender Singh 

13. Vishwanathan Anand 

14. VirenDer Sehwag 

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