Updated: August 16, 2018 8:29:22 pm
Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a three-time former prime minister of India, passed away Thursday. His demise was mourned across the political spectrum, and citizens of India. A great orator and poet, the veteran BJP leader was admired by all, and now an adorable video from the past is reminding people why he was so popular.
In a video shared by news agency ANI, the leader is seen lifting a little child during the 2003 National Bravery Award ceremony. Vajpayee, who was then the prime minister, and the child are seen smiling away during the incident.
— ANI (@ANI) August 16, 2018
Here’s how Twitterati reacted to the video:
These little things
Made him a Tallest leader in character , humanity , Loveable among all.
It feels like someone closed ver closed to us is gone far away from us.
— ժҽՏí Dιploмaт 🇮🇳 (@DesiDiplomat) August 16, 2018
I wonder where that boy is now https://t.co/goY015vUnB
— गजकर्णा 🐘 (@Ayravata) August 16, 2018
vajpayee thatha 🙂 https://t.co/tQfBRCdeiG
— . (@redpanda_kumari) August 16, 2018
भारत रत्न और भारत के सबसे चहेते नेता श्री अटल बिहारी वाजपेई जी के देहांत से आज एक युग का अंत हो गया। मृत्यु भले ही अटल सत्य है किंतु आप सदैव हर भारतीय के दिल में अमर रहेंगे।
— mdoj (@mdoj91) August 16, 2018
Sunset of a shining son of India.
— Fuzail Ahmad (@jaihind15041990) August 16, 2018
Vajpayee, who was awarded the Bharat Ratna, breathed his last at AIIMS in Delhi, where he was admitted for the last nine weeks.
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