New Delhi, Aug 16: Expressing condolences over the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said India lost a great son.
“Today India lost a great son. Former PM Atal Bihari Vaajpayee ji, was loved and respected by millions. My condolences to his family & all his admirers. We will miss him”, he said in a tweet.
The 93-year-old leader, who had faded from public life for more than a decade due to health complications and was admitted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences with urinary tract infection on June 11, breathed his last at 5.05 p.m.
Vajpayee, a diabetic, was undergoing treatment at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). He was said to be stable for the last nine weeks but his health suffered a setback on Sunday and worsened on Wednesday.