Delhi Lt. Governor Anil Baijal and Prime Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday called the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee a great loss for the country.
"Scholar, orator, poet, writer, administrator and a great leader has left us today, this is an irreplaceable loss to the nation," said Baijal in a tweet.
"His contribution to the nation and its people has been enormous. I express my deepest condolences to the downfall of Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji," he added.
Kejriwal, who was 50 years old on Thursday, had previously visited AIIMS together with his deputy Manish Sisodia to inquire about the health of Vajpayee, who was critical.
"Be deeply sad. A big loss for India," Kejriwal said in a tweet.
The 93-year-old former prime minister, who was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on June 11, was "on life support".
Kejriwal had volunteered Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) volunteers and his benefactors to celebrate his birthday in view of Vajpayee's condition.
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