In an exclusive interview, Prof K Nageshwar praised Atal Bihari Vajpayee as one of the tallest leaders of India. He stated that Vajpayee had criticised his opponents with wit and humour and without hurting them. He openly supported other political parties on issues when he thought they were right. Former Prime Minister compared Indira Gandhi as Goddess Durga Devi during the liberation of Bangladesh from Pakistan, recalled Nageshwar. He expressed surprise over Atal praising Jawaharlal Nehru when he was paying tributes to former Prime Minister.