Leaders cutting across party lines have condoled the demise of former Prime Minister and one of the country's most respected politicians Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Congress President Rahul Gandhi paid tributes to Vajpayee at his residence in New Delhi on Friday. The BJP-led NDA government has announced a seven-day mourning throughout India. One of India’s tallest leader died at AIIMS while undergoing treatment on Thursday. State funeral for the former Prime Minister to be held at Smriti Sthal in the national capital around 4 pm on Friday.