The stadium is all set to host its first ever international match.
Both of them were talismanic personalities in their respective fields.
However, he later tweeted and mourned the loss of both Vajpayee and Ajit Wadekar.
Vajpayee had taken repeated initiatives during his prime ministerial days to improve relations with Pakistan.
When Sourav Ganguly and his team came to visit him before heading to Pakistan, he wrote a beautiful message on a bat.
At around 5:30 PM on August 16, AIIMS in a media release confirmed the demise of the former PM.