Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee passed away on August 16 after a decade long illness. He took his last breath in AIIMS, Delhi. From common men to celebrity figures, every body was saddened by the news of his demise and remembered him by reading his poems, or discussing about the time when he was in power. He was no doubt the best political leader India could ever have. He had a strong grip over politics, was kind by heart, a pure soul from within, and artistic by nature.
Yesterday Aishwarya Rai Bachchan remembered the late politician and shared few throwback pictures featuring him. Have a look:
The pictures are from the early 2000s when Atal Ji was in power and Aishwarya was ruling the Bollywood.
Aishwarya looked beautiful in a sea green saree with heavy gold jewelry. On the other hand was the humble man Atal Ji who was smiling while standing beside one of the world’s most beautiful women.
If you scroll the images, you will find late Sridevi into the frame as well. Our nation lost two legends this year.
Apart from Aishwarya, her father-in-law Amitabh Bachchan too expressed his grief over Atal Ji’s demise. He wrote on his blog:
“His oratory powers were unmatched and the usage of words exemplary. They were filled with the power of pronunciation. The rendition of the word was enough to give it meaning… One did not need to understand the language, that was his brilliance. Some of his public speeches and ones done in the Houses of Parliament are testimony. A poet, a writer, a politician, a Prime Minister… an extremely rare human.”
Singing Sensation Lata Mangeshkar had said, “He was like my father. He called me Beti. I feel I’ve lost my father all over again