The mortal remains of the former PM will be taken to his Delhi residence. Vajpayee passed away at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi on Thursday evening after a prolonged illness. Other political leaders at the funeral were Congress president Rahul Gandhi, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti, BJP leaders Murli Manohar Joshi, SAD patriarch Parkash Singh Badal and Congress leader Raj Babbar. Following his death, many people chanted "Atal Bihari Amar Rahe" as Vajpayee's cortege made its way to the city to reach BJP headquarters, where innumerable leaders gathered to pay tribute to him.
According to Indian media, the final procession of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee will take place on Friday in the national capital, Delhi at the Rashtriya Smriti Sthal at 4pm.
Mr Vajpayee, the BJP's tallest leader, was admitted to hospital on June 11 with a kidney tract infection and chest congestion.
Khan said that Vajpayee started efforts for improving Indo-Pak ties and continued them after becoming prime minister.
"Vajpayee was a renowned statesman who contributed to bringing a change in India-Pakistan relations and remained a key supporter of SAARC and regional cooperation for development", the Foreign Office said in a statement.
Several foreign dignitaries, including the king of Bhutan and the Bangladesh's foreign minister, were also present. "The government and people of Pakistan extend their heartfelt condolences to his family, government and people of India", the statement read.
Pakistan's government also paid tribute to Vajpayee.
But in India he was hailed as a hero, and it helped him bolster his image as a leader who was serious about national security and not afraid of worldwide pressure.
Mourning Vajpayee's demise, British High Commissioner to India Dominic Asquith said: "He (Vajpayee) was an enormously important person who we have great respect for and it's a great loss for India".
Vajpayee served as prime minister three times between 1996 and 2004 and was instrumental in making India a global nuclear power.