Anil Agarwal, Founder and Chairman, Vedanta Resources Plc
Today, India has lost a true son of the soil, who rose from a very humble background to lead the country at a crucial juncture. An excellent orator, a mass leader, a fire power and a sensitive human being, Respected Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji was one of India's tallest leaders and was the first to address United Nations in Hindi. I had the fortune of meeting him on several occasions and every time I came back impressed with his ideals, his vision and his determination to work tirelessly for the development of India. While Atal ji may not be physically present among us now, his beliefs and his reform oriented ideas will continue to enlighten and guide us.