'He remains the light of inspiration': On Atal Bihari Vajpayee's death anniversary, netizens recall his memories

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Monday, August 16, 2021, 11:42 AM IST
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Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee | Photo: Twitter

On Monday, India honoured its former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his death anniversary.

One of the prominent leaders of the country and founding member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), earlier known as the Bhartiya Janata Sangh (BJS), Vajpayee died on August 16, 2018, at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) after a prolonged illness. He was 93.

Vajpayee served as Prime Minister thrice -- briefly in 1996, and then for two terms between 1998 and 2004. His birthday, which falls on December 25, is celebrated as 'Good Governance Day'. He was awarded Bharat Ratna in 2014.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday paid his tributes to Vajpayee at the 'Sadaiv Atal' Samadhi in the national capital.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and other Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders were also present at the memorial.

BJP president JP Nadda and several other BJP leaders also paid tribute to Vajpayee at 'Sadaiv Atal' Samadhi.

Meanwhile, Indians observed the day and paid tribute to the late prime minister virtually. Social media today is flooded with the pictures and memories of Vajpayee and his governance.

Here's what people are saying. Have a look.

With inputs from ANI.

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