Shah Rukh Khan: 'I have lost a part of my childhood'

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Atal Bihari Vajpayee was considered to be a spectacular orator and soulful poet, who could bind his audience with the threads of his words. While the nation mourns the demise of such a great politico, many Bollywood celebs shared their heartfelt tribute to Vajpayee on Twitter. Shah Rukh Khan too wrote a moving message on Twitter and Instagram about the “Poet Prime Minister of our country.”

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In the touching note, Shah Rukh Khan expressed nostalgia about Vajpayee, fondly called “Baapji” in his home. He reminisced the time when his father would take him to the speeches of the former prime minister and how he had the opportunity to meet him and spend time discussing poetry. Shah Rukh Khan felt that the nation had lost a ‘father figure’ and a part of his childhood. “Personally I have lost a part of my childhood and growing up memories of learning to smile and of course poetry,” wrote the ‘Zero’ actor.

For The Poet Prime Minister of our country, love you Baapji...

— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) August 16, 2018

Bollywood Badshah shared a poem, written by Atal Bihari Vajpayee, and recited by Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan himself.

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The tweet has gone viral and Twitterati can’t stop praising the poems written by Vajpayee. Here are some of the touching tweets shared on the microblogging site.

One of the best tribute by u @iamsrk ....Bharat has surely lost its "ATAL RATNA"

— ABHISHEK MISHRA (@IMABM) August 17, 2018

What a classic tribute @iamsrk; only you could pen this. Few words that talk more than their alphabetic limitations

— Koral Dasgupta (@KoralDasgupta) August 17, 2018

Such a fitting tribute to someone who has given their lifetime to the country #RIPAtalBihariVaajpayee

— Deepti Nair (@DeeptiShiva) August 17, 2018

Om shanti sir 🙏🙏😓😓...bhagwan kare atal ji ke aatma ko shani mile 😓🙏

— M_A_N_J_E_E_T (@Srkianmanjeet) August 17, 2018

An ambitious person who left an impression in everyone's heart.#RIPAtalBihariVaajpayee #RestInPeaceYou are always Remain in our heart Forever .

— Oman Sitaram Biswal (@OmansitaramB) August 17, 2018

Atal BIhari Bajpeyi,Yash Chopra,Jagjeet Singh...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.

— DSK (@itsdsk108) August 17, 2018

What an honour it was to meet Respected Atalji, listen to you & Jagjitji when Jeeti Bhai created Samvedna in music

— tejinder singh bedi (@bedi_tejinder) August 17, 2018

Oh God..i just remembered this song! I sent u before! It touched me too deeply and i love it...may his soul rests in peace. Thank u for this...@iamsrk

— A. Lovely Dreamer. (@Beeros75) 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.

— Aksh Ranjan (@ARanjanm) August 17, 2018

Today in mind, Vajpayee ji is very not feel like doing anything.But their poems are such that the mind pervades."उजियारे में, अंधकार में,......अरमानों को ढलना होगाकदम मिलाकर चलना होगा...."If I am able to move into life, then I will be a true tribute.

— Narandar Saini (@NarandarSaini) August 17, 2018

The nation has been through a lot this week Cricketer Ajit Wadekar passed away. The nation lost true RatnaAtal Bihari Vajpayee. Kerala is reeling under floods lives have been lost many more are at stake. We need to come together and help our fellow citizens in whatever we can.

— 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.

— Tushar Sharma (@ReticentReveler) August 17, 2018

May the soul of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee rest in peace!

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