Atal Bihari Vajpayee passes away

Atal Bihari Vajpayee

New Delhi, Aug 16: Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on Thursday passed away at the All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi. He was 93. 

The Bharat Ratna awardee took his last at 5.05pm on 16.08.2018. “Unfortunately, his condition deteriorated over the last 36 hours and he was put on life support systems. Despite the best of efforts, we lost him today,” the hospital said in a press release.

Vajpayee, a diabetic patient, was suffering from a kidney tract infection, chest congestion and age-related ailments.

India’s 10th Prime Minister and BJP veteran leader was admitted to the hospital on June 11.

The 1924-born was under the supervision of Dr Randeep Guleria, a pulmonologist and currently the Director of AIIMS.

His health condition was deteriorated on Wednesday.

Vajpayee served as the Prime Minister of India between 1996 and 2004 in three non-consecutive terms, first for a term of 13 days in 1996, later for eleven months from 1998 to 1999, and then from 1998 to 2004.

Besides being an iconic political leader, he was an outstanding poet.


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