93-year-old Former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee took is last breath on Thursday evening August 16 at 5:05 pm. Admitted in Delhi’s AIIMS hospital for almost two months, Vajpayee had been battling age-related issues. His unfortunate demise has brought the entire nation together to remember Vajpayee’s charismatic leadership, personality.
Ever since his news of death broke out the country has been in mourning. People from across the globe have gathered to pay tribute to Vajpayee.
B’town celebs too have expressed their grief over the death of Vajpayee.
Shah Rukh Khan has written an emotional note to Atal Bihari Vajpayee remembering his time spent with the veteran poet-politician.
Shah Rukh Khan wrote an emotional note, “I had the opportunity to meet him and spend lots of time discussing poetry, films, politics and our ailing knees. I also had the privilege of enacting one of his poems for screen. He was fondly addressed as ‘Baapji’ at home. Today the country has lost a Father figure and a great leader. Personally I have lost a part of my childhood and growing up memories of learning smiling and of course poetry. I consider myself the luckiest to have had his influence on my life during my formative years. May his soul rest in peace. My deepest condolences to his family and friends. Will miss your smiling face, Baapji.”
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) August 16, 2018
Vajpayee, a visionary politician, an orator and a poet too, is remembered for penning down some unforgettable poems, one of which was adapted into a music video, featuring Shah Rukh Khan.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s collection of poems, include “Kya Khoya Kya Paya“, a music video was directed by Yash Chopra. The preface is by Javed Akhtar in the voice of Amitabh Bachchan and the video featured Shah Rukh Khan.