New Delhi, Aug 16: President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other dignitaries on Thursday expressed his condolences on the demise of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
“Extremely sad to hear of the passing away of Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, our former Prime Minister and a true Indian statesman. His leadership, foresight, maturity and eloquence put him in a league of his own. Atalji, the Gentle Giant, will be missed by one and all,”Kovind tweeted.
Modi said in a tweet “I have no words, I am filled with emotions right now. Our respected Atal ji is no more. Every moment of his life he had dedicated to the nation”.
Vajpayee took his last breath at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi. He was 93.