Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee aged 93 is no more

India’s tenth Prime Minister and BJP leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee aged 93 years took his last breath on August 16, Thursday evening at 17:05 PM at AIIMS Delhi.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee served as India’s Prime Minister for three times. His health condition worsened on Wednesday and he was kept under life supporting system. He was elected to the Lok Sabha ten times and two times to Rajya Sabha.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee latest photo

Former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Photo courtesy : BJP.org

Atalji was admitted to AIIMS on June 11 and he was battling with his health issues for a period of 9 weeks due to kidney infection, urinary tract infection and chest congestion.

Many leaders visited AIIMS after Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s health condition worsened since Wednesday evening. Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited AIIMS twice and BJP President Amit Shah rushed to the hospital twice within 24 hours. Atalji’s colleague LK Advani also visited AIIMS to see the great leader.

BJP leader Rajnath Singh, JP Nadda and Venkaiah Naidu visited the former Prime Minister. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia also visited Atalji. Leaders of the other parties also prayed for his health after they came to know about his critical health condition.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee was kept under the supervision of pulmonologist Dr Randeep Guleria, who is the present Director of AIIMS. He is Atalji’s personal physician for over three decades. Atalji was taken care of by a team of doctors from nephrology, gastroenterology, pulmonoly and cardiology departments for the last nine weeks.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee was born on December 25, 1924. He served as the Prime Minister of India for a term of 13 days in 1996 in his first term and then for the second time during 1998-2004. He is the only non-Congress Prime Minister to complete his full term of five years from 1999-2004.

Atalji was called as Bhishma Pitamah of Indian politics in 2008 by former PM Manmohan Singh who urged him to rise above party politics and to support Indo-US nuclear deal.

Vajpayee withdrawn himself from public life after he was prone to health problems and he rarely went out of his home.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee was a diabetic with only functional kidney. He suffered stroke in 2009 that weakened his cognitive abilities.

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