Atal Bihari Vajpayee was an ‘extremely rare human’ – Amitabh Bachchan
Atal Bihari Vajpayee was not only a former prime minister but also a stalwart, a poet, a writer, an enlightened mind. Amitabh Bachchan, while giving him tribute describes Atal ji’s personality in these words. Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s demise has left the nation mourning.
On Thursday, Atal ji died at AIIMS Hospital in New Delhi after weeks of being hospitalised. He died at the age of 93.
Amitabh Bachchan wrote on his blog “He was an admirer of my father (Harivansh Rai Bachchan) and his works and there were many an occasion when I would be present at their meetings”.
He said his father knew Vajpayee, who was then a student. Harivansh Rai, he says, was very impressed by Vajpayee’s oratory skills, which was his virtue.
Amitabh Bachcan also wrote, “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”.