“The demise of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was a huge loss to the nation. He ensured all-round progress for India. I convey my condolence to the millions of our party workers across the country,” said BJPTamilnadu unit general secretary Vanathi Srinivasan.
“I used to travel by 5E bus to my office from K K Nagar to Taramani. At Chinnamalai, Kakkanji used to get into the bus. Commuters and I used to ask him to sit by offering our seat. But he used to say ‘Amma Ukkarunga, Thaymarellam Nikakoodathu’. Even when the conductor offers him the seat, he would refuse to sit. This showed his simplicity,” she says.