August 16, 2018 22:39 IST

Atal Bihari Vajpayee funeral: Modi, Sonia Gandhi, Ram Nath Kovind, MK Stalin and others pay tribute to former Prime Minister

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Narendra Modi pays tribute to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday expressed grief over the demise of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and said that 'India has lost its 'Atal Ratna'. Highlighting Vajpayee's service towards the country, Prime Minister Modi said, "We have lost our inspiration. We have lost an 'Atal Ratna'. The personality of Atal ji and the sadness due to his demise can't be described in words. He was a wonderful orator, a prolific writer and he dutifully served our country." Credit: ANI
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Sonia Gandhi pays tribute to former Prime Minister Congress' Sonia Gandhi to ANI: I'm deeply saddened by the passing away of Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Throughout his life, he stood for democratic values & demonstrated this commitment in all his acts whether as a parliamentarian, a cabinet minister or PM. Credit: ANI
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President Ram Nath Kovind President Ram Nath Kovind pays tribute to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at the latter's residence in Delhi. Credit: ANI
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DMK leaders MK Stalin & Kanimozhi DMK leaders MK Stalin & Kanimozhi pay tributes to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at his residence in Delhi. Credit: ANI
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Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh pays tribute to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at the latter's residence in Delhi. Credit: ANI
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Senior BJP leaders LK Advani and Murali Manohar Joshi Senior BJP leaders LK Advani and Murali Manohar Joshi pay tribute to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at his residence in Delhi.
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Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb pays tribute to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at his residence in Delhi. Credit: ANI
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Former President Pranab Mukherjee Former President Pranab Mukherjee pays tribute to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at the latter's residence in Delhi. Credit: ANI
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Rahul Gandhi pays tribute to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday paid tribute to the mortal remains of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at his residence in Delhi. Credit: ANI
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Chandrababu Naidu pays tribute to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu pays tribute to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at his residence in Delhi. Credit: ANI
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Kerala governor P. Sathasivam & Tamil Nadu governor Banwarilal Purohit Kerala governor P. Sathasivam & Tamil Nadu governor Banwarilal Purohit pay tributes to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at his residence in Delhi. Credit: ANI