In a sudden turn of events, former Prime Minister, Shree Atal Bihari Vajpayee, known for being the first non-Congress leader to serve a full term in power, passed away on Thursday.
He was admitted to a Delhi hospital on 11th August siting health issues. The hospital authorities in a statement said, “He had been put on life support after his condition deteriorated in the last 36 hours.”
Several big names from the B-Town where left aghast at this sudden news of Atalji’s demise. Actors like Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth, Priyanka Chopra, Paresh Rawal, Anupam Kher, Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit Nene, Lata Mangeshkar and several others took to Twitter to offer their condolences just minutes after former prime minister’s death was announced.
Here’s what they had to say:
T 2902 – Atal Bihari Vajpai (1924 – 2018 ) भावपूर्ण श्रधांजलि ; एक महान नेता , प्रख्यात कवि , अद्भुत वक्ता व प्रवक्ता , मिलनसार व्यक्तित्व ।
बाबूजी के प्रशंसक , और बाबूजी उनके ..
An admirer of my Father's works and vice versa ; gentle nature, strong fiery in his speeches pic.twitter.com/KtH9HEABkd
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) 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
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) August 16, 2018
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) August 16, 2018
He had no enemy in politics because he believed that in politics there are no enemies…only opposition! RIP- Atal ji . Aum Shanti.
— Paresh Rawal (@SirPareshRawal) August 16, 2018
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
My heartfelt condolences to the country, as we mourn the demise of our visionary leader, #AtalBihariVajpayee ji. May his soul rest in peace!
— Madhuri Dixit Nene (@MadhuriDixit) August 16, 2018
Today, our country lost a visionary leader & I lost one of my childhood idols…The passing of #AtalBihariVajpayeeji is even more saddening in light of all that he inspired & accomplished in his time with us. My deepest respect & condolences to his family… pic.twitter.com/fRSgp7ZvkH
— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) August 16, 2018
— John Abraham (@TheJohnAbraham) August 16, 2018