Atal Bihari Vajpayee death anniversary: Nation pays warm tributes
'We remember his warm personality, we remember his endearing nature, we remember his wit and humour, we remember his contribution to national progress'.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday paid tributes to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his Punya Tithi, third death anniversary.
Modi recalled Vajpayee's contribution to the national progress and posted a tweet.
"We remember his warm personality, we remember his endearing nature, we remember his wit and humour, we remember his contribution to national progress. Atal Ji lives in the hearts and minds of our citizens. Today, on his Punya Tithi went to Sadaiv Atal and paid tributes to him," PM Modi tweeted.
Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh also took to Twitter and paid tributes to the former prime minister and said that Vajpayee's ideals will continue to be the nation's guiding light.
"My humble tributes to our former PM Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ji on his Punya Tithi. A celebrated poet, great statesman and an outstanding orator, Atal Ji dedicated his life in the service of this country. His ideals will always continue to be our guiding light," CM Biren said in a Twitter post on Monday.
Vajpayee was one of the co-founders of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Madhya Pradesh. He served three terms as the prime minister of India, first for a term of 13 days in 1996, then for a period of 13 months from 1998 to 1999, followed by a full term from 1999 to 2004.
Born on 25 December 1924, the former prime minister passed away on August 16, 2018 at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi.