Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee passed away on Thursday evening at 5:05 pm. The veteran politician was admitted to Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) last month due to health issues. His health reportedly deteriorated in the last 20-hours and was put on life support system. Atal Bihari Vajpayee was sworn in as the Prime Minister of India in 1998 and held the post till 2004. He had also won the highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna, in 2004. The political leader was also famous for his poetry and his influential speeches.
From the moment the news broke, the entire country went into mourning. The Indian film fraternity is also mourning the loss of one of the greatest leaders of the country. Celebrities have taken to their social media accounts to pay their last respects to the political leader.
Below are the series of tweets made by the Indian film industry.
Hema Malini tweeted:
A very sad day for India – we have lost a towering leader, a great human being who was admired by the whole nation. A wonderful patriot, a perfect politician, his appeal went beyond parties & petty politics. Yes! Sadly, Atal Behari Vajpayee ji is no more pic.twitter.com/Vg1geEGF8b
— Hema Malini (@dreamgirlhema) August 16, 2018
My assocn with Atalji began whn Vinod Khanna introduced me to him.He ws so easy to talk to & his goodness shone in his eyes. Later, I was told tht he was v fond of movies & had even seen Seeta aur Geeta 25 times! I can proudly say tht I joined BJP bec I was drawn to ths great man pic.twitter.com/Pdnzf0cHJ5
— Hema Malini (@dreamgirlhema) August 16, 2018
Anil Kapoor tweeted:
Today, our country lost a visionary leader & I lost one of my childhood idols…The passing of #AtalBihariVajpayeeji is even more saddening in light of all that he inspired & accomplished in his time with us. My deepest respect & condolences to his family… pic.twitter.com/fRSgp7ZvkH
— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) August 16, 2018
Dia Mirza tweeted:
“Let no one challenge India's secularism.” – Atal Bihari Vajpayee #Salute #Respect
Growing up in India in the 1980’s and 90’s one can never forget what a deep impact #AtalBihariVaajpayee ji made on us… he was a great statesman and leader. #RIP
— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) August 16, 2018
Subhash Ghai tweeted:
What a man. A Thinker. A Poet. A Statesman a leader a patriot We hope all our leaders follow his clarity how to build a nation. We all have his warm words on release of our film #Pardes till date. He is not Atal. He is immortal 👤🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/CDpJ08TImx
— Subhash Ghai (@SubhashGhai1) August 16, 2018
Lata Mangeshkar tweetd:
Rishitulya purva pradhan mantri Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji ke swargwas ki vaarta sunke mujhe aise (cont) https://t.co/1w1sEjs1eB
— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) August 16, 2018
John Abraham tweeted:
— John Abraham (@TheJohnAbraham) August 16, 2018
I’m saddened to hear the demise of a great statesman Shri.Vajpayee ji. May his soul Rest In Peace.
— Rajinikanth (@rajinikanth) August 16, 2018
Divya Dutta tweeted:
RIP #AtalBihariVaajpayee ji! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻respects and prayers for a true leader.
— Divya Dutta (@divyadutta25) August 16, 2018
The most respected man Indian democracy has seen has gone to God's .We miss u .You are the biggest superstar I have ever shot..Atalji RIP pic.twitter.com/VLUqeZ1lN6
— priyadarshan (@priyadarshandir) August 16, 2018
Rana Daggubati tweeted:
Today we lost a great statesman, poet and orator. A man who dreamed of a glorious nation and strived to take us on the path to prosperity. Rest in Peace #AtalBihariVajpayee ji. pic.twitter.com/nOqeCg7FJW
— Rana Daggubati (@RanaDaggubati) August 16, 2018
Kajal Aggarwal tweeted:
Unarguably one of the most respected leaders of Independent India. Strength to his followers across the nation.#RIPAtalBihariVajpayee
— Kajal Aggarwal (@MsKajalAggarwal) August 16, 2018
Kailash Kher tweeted:
इतिहास में ऐसा व्यक्तित्व जिसने आलोचकों का भी सम्मान जीता, विरोधियों ने भी जिनसे ख़ूब सीख ली। सच्चा राजनीतिज्ञ, दार्शनिक, चिन्तक, विचारक । विस्मय भारत के उद्धारक। राजनीति से परे सब जानते हैं। ऐसे व्यक्ति कभी नहीं मरते। अटल थे.. अटल हैं.. अटल रहेंगे । pic.twitter.com/WA7WsInSn3
— Kailash Kher (@Kailashkher) August 16, 2018
Priyanka Chopra tweeted:
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) August 16, 2018
Farhan Akhtar tweeted:
RIP #AtalBihariVaajpayeeJi .. you will be remembered as one of India’s greatest leaders, as an exemplary statesman, as a tour de force for peace and unity and most of all as a genuine, warm, approachable human being.
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) August 16, 2018
Rndeep Hooda tweeted:
Over come with such deep sadness..
Bharat has lost its Ratan #Atalji🙏
“मौत की उमर क्या है? दो पल भी नहीं,
ज़िन्दगी सिलसिला, आज कल की नहीं
मैं जी भर जिया, मैं मन से मरूं,
लौटकर आऊँगा, कूच से क्यों डरूं?” #अटल_बिहारी_बाजपेयी #AtalBihariVaajpayee pic.twitter.com/eTkzyAJRy8
— Randeep Hooda (@RandeepHooda) August 16, 2018
Sanjay Dutt tweeted:
Indeed a big loss for our country as we pay our last tribute to #AtalBihariVajpayee ji. He was a close family friend and his legacy will forever be remembered. Thank you for your selfless service, sir! My heartfelt condolence to everyone.
— Sanjay Dutt (@duttsanjay) August 16, 2018
Amitabh Bachchan tweeted:
T 2902 – Atal Bihari Vajpai (1924 – 2018 ) भावपूर्ण श्रधांजलि ; एक महान नेता , प्रख्यात कवि , अद्भुत वक्ता व प्रवक्ता , मिलनसार व्यक्तित्व ।
बाबूजी के प्रशंसक , और बाबूजी उनके ..
An admirer of my Father's works and vice versa ; gentle nature, strong fiery in his speeches pic.twitter.com/KtH9HEABkd
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) August 16, 2018
Deeply saddened to hear about the passing away of Sri Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji. Heartfelt condolences to the family and dear ones of the great man.
— Dhanush (@dhanushkraja) August 16, 2018
Vivek Oberoi tweeted:
A true legend, respected statesman, phenomenal poet, tall leader beyond stature, respected by even his strongest critics and rivals…#Atalji passes on. Leaving behind a legacy of greatness that will inspire generations forever! #AtalBihariVajpayee pic.twitter.com/JewgmAKQjl
— Vivek Anand Oberoi (@vivekoberoi) August 16, 2018
Esha Gupta tweeted:
Heavens got a prime minster to handle its affairs now. RIP Atal ji, one of the greatest politician our nation has had. Honour to have known you 💔🙏🏽
— Esha Gupta (@eshagupta2811) August 16, 2018
Vir Das tweeted:
Whether you agreed with him or not, you couldn't help but respect the sheer statesmanship, wisdom and eloquence of the man. RIP #AtalBihariVajpayee
— Vir Das (@thevirdas) August 16, 2018
Madhuri Dixit Nene tweeted:
My heartfelt condolences to the country, as we mourn the demise of our visionary leader, #AtalBihariVajpayee ji. May his soul rest in peace!
— Madhuri Dixit Nene (@MadhuriDixit) August 16, 2018
We express our heartfelt condolences to the family. May his soul rest in peace.