New Delhi, Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan on Thursday condoled the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Shahrukh posted a message on Twitter and Instagram, titled, ‘For the poet Prime Minister of our country, love you Baapji.’
“My father used to take me for every speech that Mr Vajpayee made in Delhi when I was growing up. Years on I had the opportunity to meet him and spend lots of time discussing poetry, films, politics and ailing knees. I also had the privilege of enacting one of his poems for screen. He was fondly addressed as ‘Baapji’ at home,” Shahrukh said in a message.
“Today the country has lost a father figure and a great leader. Personally, I have lost a part of my childhood and growing up memories of learning smiling and of course poetry,” he said.
“I consider myself the luckiest to have had his influence on my life during my formative years. May his soul rest in peace. My deepest condolences to his family and friends. Will miss your smiling face Baapji,” Shahrukh said.