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Atal Bihari Vajpayee dies: Here is how India's president Ram Nath Kovind and Rahul Gandhi reacted

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 16 August 2018, 18:24 IST

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).

Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and Congress President paid the tribute on the social media platform.

Rahul said "Today India lost a great son. Former PM #AtalBihariVaajpayee ji, was loved and respected by millions. My condolences to his family & all his admirers. We will miss him: Congress President Rahul Gandhi".

While Ram Nath Kovind cited that "Extremely sad to hear of the passing of Shri #AtalBihariVajpayee, our former Prime Minister and a true Indian statesman. His leadership, foresight, maturity&eloquence put him in a league of his own. Atalji, the Gentle Giant,will be missed by one & all: President Kovind".

As Atal Bihari Vajpayee's health got worse, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Textile Minister, Smriti Irani made a visit on Wednesday to the hospital to inquire about the health of the veteran leader.

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First published: 16 August 2018, 18:18 IST
 
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