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Atal Bihari Vajpayee No More; From Sanjay Dutt to Dia Mirza, celebs pay tribute to the former Prime Minister

As tributes pour in from all the corners on social media, Bollywood celebrities also took to Twitter to remember Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Written by: India TV Entertainment Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: August 16, 2018 19:51 IST ]

Bollywood celebs pay tribute to the former Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who is regarded one of the tallest figures of Indian politics passed away at the age of 93 at 5:05 PM in New Delhi today. He was hospitalised at (AIIMS) All India Institute of Medical Sciences since June 11 and his health has deteriorated in last 36 hours. As he was on life support and there was no improvement in his health condition, the entire nation prayed for the master orator. The statesman and the BJP stalwart was popular among masses not just because of his skills in politics but also because of his poems.

Vajpayee ji was a remarkable poet and orator. His poems struck a chord with masses. Even his opposition admired his oratory skills and used to pay attention whenever he recited his poems. His charisma was unbeatable even among other political parties.

Born on 25 December 1924 in Gwalior, he was the only politician who thrice served the position of Prime Minister. He was also the only parliamentarian to be elected from four states- Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Delhi and Madhya Pradesh. Atal Bihari Vajpayee was conferred Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honour by President Pranab Mukherjee in 2014. The BJP leader not only participated in movements during Emergency in 1975-77 but also went to the jail in 1942 during the freedom struggle.

Vajpayee ji completed his graduation from Victoria College (now Laxmibai College) in Gwalior and post-graduation from DAV College  Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. His contribution to the field of literature is remarkable. He edited a Hindi monthly Rashtradharma, Hindi weekly Panchjanya and the dailies- Swadesh and Veer Arjun. His published works are Meri Ikkyavan Kavitayen, Kaidi Kaviraj Ki Kundalian (a collection of poems which he wrote in jail during Emergency), Amar Aag Hai (a collection of poems, 1994) among several others.

His demise has left a void in the politics of India which can never be filled. As tributes pour in from all the corners on social media, Bollywood celebrities also took to Twitter to remember the great leader.

 

 

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