Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee passes away at the age of 93 at AIIMS hospital in Delhi. Veteran BJP leader was admitted to the AIIMS of 11 June following kidney tract infection, urinary tract infection and low urine output. Mr Vajpayee was kept on life support since last two days in All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).
Several people from the sports fraternity including former Indian batsman Virender Sehwag reacted on Vajpayee’s demise and expressed their sorrow on Prime Minister death.
Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore cited that- "#AtalBihariVajpayee ji - A leader par excellence, a daring PM who made Pokhran possible, a highly principled politician & a poet of inspirational grit who was admired across party lines".
#AtalBihariVajpayee ji - A leader par excellence, a daring PM who made Pokhran possible, a highly principled politician & a poet of inspirational grit who was admired across party lines.— Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) August 16, 2018
His demise is an irreparable loss, and marks the end of an era. ॐ शांति शांति 🙏
Asaman ko choo gaya, jo asmaan sa vishal tha, dharti mein simat gaya, jo mitti jaisa narm tha.— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 16, 2018
Kaun hai jo Atal reh paya zindagi bhar, Atal banke wo zindagi ko paa gaya.
Om Shanti #AtalBihariVajpayee ji 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/56Xi1sqzEf
One of the Greatest PM this Country has ever seen.A visionary, A poet, A statesman, A man who won over million hearts. Man who deserves nothing but respect.— Vijender Singh (@boxervijender) August 16, 2018
Bharat Ratna #AtalBihariVajpayee is no more with us.His contribution for the motherland will inspire generations to come. pic.twitter.com/XhDk0WrNR5
The Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee served as the Indian Prime Minister on three occasions.
His first term came in 1996 which lasted for 13 days. Later Vajpayee was appointed as the PM for elevon months from 1998 to 1999.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee won the elections to serve a full five-year term as the prime minister between 1999 to 2004.