- "Respect. Rest in peace," Aishwarya wrote
- Atal Bihari Vajpayee died in New Delhi on Thursday
- Aishwarya and Sridevi had reportedly met Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 2000
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan remembered former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee with some old pictures on Instagram, some days after his death. Aishwarya shared a series of pictures on Instagram last evening with Atal Bihari Vajpayee and late actress Sridevi. Mr Vajpayee died in New Delhi on Thursday after a long illness. He was 93. Aishwarya and Sridevi had reportedly met Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 2000, when he was the Prime Minister. "Respect. Rest in peace," Aishwarya wrote. She can be seen wearing a sea-green saree and Sridevi in a white salwar suit. Mr Vajpayee, Sridevi and Aishwarya share a hearty laugh. Take a look.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee's death was mourned by several other prominent celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth, Lata Mangeshkar, Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Sonam Kapoor and others.
On his blog, Amitabh Bachchan described Mr Vajpayee as an 'extremely rare human.' "A stalwart, a poet, a writer, an enlightened mind and a compassionate being leaves this world and we mourn his passing. He was an admirer of my father and his works and there were many occasions when I would be present at their meetings," the 75-year-old actor wrote. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is married to Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan's son Abhishek. The couple are parents to daughter Aaradhya, 6.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee was cremated with full state honours on Thursday evening and his ashes were immersed in Haridwar on Sunday. His cremation was attended by President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and many other political leaders.