I visited him this morning but didn't imagine that the end will come so soon.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu condoled the demise of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, saying he will be remembered for his remarkable leadership and devotion to duty.
"I visited him this morning but didn't imagine that the end will come so soon. He is, undoubtedly, one of the tallest leaders in post independence India," he said in his condolence message.
Naidu said Vajpayee's contribution to strengthen democracy and good governance has been stupendous. He successfully ran a coalition of 23 parties with his rare persuasive charm and competence, he recalled.