The nation was shocked yesterday to hear the news that former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee passed away aged 93 in AIMS Delhi. The man was an inspiration for all and possessed many talents which cannot be said of everyone. His soulful poetry was one such talent that he would be forever remembered for and shall live in our hearts for a long time.
As the nation mourns his death, many people took it to Twitter to share their condolences and Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan was one of them. In a heartfelt note, the Bollywood star reminisced how Vajpayee was fondly referred to as ‘Baapji’ in his home and how his father took him to listen to the speeches of the former prime minister.
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) August 16, 2018
The actor believes that he lost a part of his childhood and surely his note portrays the same. The tweet has gone viral within no time and people are even sharing his poems online!
Here are the reactions from the netizens:
— Deepti Nair (@DeeptiShiva) August 17, 2018
— ABHISHEK MISHRA (@IMABM) August 17, 2018
— Koral Dasgupta (@KoralDasgupta) August 17, 2018
Om shanti sir 🙏🙏😓😓…bhagwan kare atal ji ke aatma ko shani mile 😓🙏 https://t.co/mTIUkGWMgj
— M_A_N_J_E_E_T (@Srkianmanjeet) August 17, 2018
— Oman Sitaram Biswal (@OmansitaramB) August 17, 2018
Atal BIhari Bajpeyi,
…Bhagwaan ko Bhi Aaj khush hone ka mauka Mila TEEN LEGENDS aaj uske paas ek sath phir kisi Kavita Ko Naya aayaaam dene ke liye mojoood jo hue hain. https://t.co/T9JNFSrTZn
— DskTalks (@Dsk_Talks) August 17, 2018
What an honour it was to meet Respected Atalji, listen to you & Jagjitji when Jeeti Bhai created Samvedna in music https://t.co/t2XpxAmmC4
— tejinder singh bedi (@bedi_tejinder) August 17, 2018
— A. Lovely Dreamer. (@Beeros75) August 16, 2018
— Davinder Dass Arcole (@DassArcole) August 16, 2018
Atal Bihari Vajpayee has no more. He is a glorious man with a remarkable career in politics, with a profound sense of poetic expression and one of the most revered contemporary poets of India. pic.twitter.com/YikjN5YoT4
— Aksh Ranjan (@ARanjanm) August 17, 2018
Today in mind, Vajpayee ji is very https://t.co/NnhSqw7YtG not feel like doing anything.But their poems are such that the mind pervades.
"उजियारे में, अंधकार में,…
…अरमानों को ढलना होगा
कदम मिलाकर चलना होगा…."
If I am able to move into life, then I will be a true tribute.
— Narandar Saini (@NarandarSaini) August 17, 2018
Sharing a powerful poem by the former PM Late Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee:
उजियारे में, अंधकार में,
कल कहार में, बीच धार में,
घोर घृणा में, पूत प्यार में,
क्षणिक जीत में, दीर्घ हार में,
जीवन के शत-शत आकर्षक,
अरमानों को ढलना होगा.
कदम मिलाकर चलना होगा.
— Dr. Brillian (@brilliansk) August 17, 2018
As a kid, I always wished Atal Bihari Vajpayee would address a Press Conference in fluent English until I was asked to recite कदम मिलाकर चलना होगा for a school competition. The poem gives me goosebumps even today. https://t.co/dij7jTMjY1
— Tushar Sharma (@ReticentReveler) August 17, 2018