Former Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee passes away at AIIMS, New Delhi on August 16. He was a diabetic patient and in a critical condition as he was undergoing a treatment at AIIMS. He was admitted in AIIMS on August 11. His physical condition worsened in the last 36 hours and was put on life support systems. The doctors put their best efforts for Vajpayee’s recovery but in vain. He passed away at 5:05 PM. The 2014 Bharat Ratna award winner was suffering from multiples diseases. He also had a urinary tract infection, chest congestion, kidney tract infection, and low urine output. The 93-year old suffered a stroke in 2009 that weakened his physical conditions. Meanwhile, some states have declared a public holiday on August 17 as a token of respect for the former PM.
Truly saddened by the passing away of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee. His reforms were pivotal to India achieving 8% plus growth during the decade spanning 2003-12. A true leader with vision and foresight. India will miss him https://t.co/rNVXt0bNsA
— Arvind Panagariya (@APanagariya) August 16, 2018
A giant of a man, Atal Bihari Vajpayee dead at the age of 93. His legacy and his spirit will live forever.He proved one person can make a difference.A true champion of peace #RIP pic.twitter.com/7ai5BBhE5K
— zahid anwar (@zaahidanwar) August 16, 2018
Deeply Saddened n Pained that our 3 times former Prime Minister Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee is dead
Atal ji was Greatest LoveLy IdoL Leader
End of an Era
— Amit Mishra (@myamitmishra) August 16, 2018
Atal Bihari Vajpayee served as the PM of India from 1996 to 2004
Atal Bihari Vajpayee was born on 25 December 1924 in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh. He joined politics in 1942. Moreover, he was also the first president of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). In 1996 General Elections, BJP emerged as the single largest party and he became the 10th Prime Minister of India. But he resigned after 13 days following BJP’s failure.
In 1998 General elections, Atal Bihari Vajpayee became the Prime minister of India for the second term. Again in 1999, he took oath as the Prime Minister of India for the third time.