Imran Khan pays tribute to Atal Bihari Vajpayee

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah also joined thousands of mourners in the procession.

"His Majesty King of Bhutan, former President of Afghanistan and ministers from Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka came to Delhi to pay tributes to former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee". The former premier was being treated at the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi where he was admitted nine weeks ago.

"He was a charismatic politician who took pride in India and took everyone along".

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One of seven children of a schoolteacher in central India, Vajpayee joined India's Hindu revivalist political movement in his late 20s.

Mr Modi said Mr Vajpayee's stewardship put India on a fast track to growth.

He first became the prime minister of India for only 16 days - May 16-31, 1996 - and was re-elected PM in March 1998, where he remained in office until May 13, 2004. My thoughts are with his family, BJP Karyakartas and millions of admirers in this hour of sadness.

"It was Atal Ji's exemplary leadership that set the foundations for a strong, prosperous and inclusive India in the 21st century". Other political leaders at the funeral were Congress president Rahul Gandhi, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti, BJP leaders Murli Manohar Joshi, SAD patriarch Parkash Singh Badal and Congress leader Raj Babbar.

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Media reports say that the last rites will be performed at the Smriti Sthal on the banks of the Yamuna in Delhi.

Pakistan's prime minister-in-waiting Imran Khan remembered Vajpayee as a "tall personality of the subcontinent", news agency ANI quoted him as saying.

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"As foreign minister, Vajpayee strived to open up ways towards normalisation of relations among neighboring states and had successfully taken this agenda to new heights after assuming the office of prime minister", he said.

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