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93-year old Atal Bihari Vajpayee passes away, Nation mourns

The 93-year old former Prime Minister of India, A. B. Vajpayee, was the oldest living former Prime Minister of India. Vajpayee has been conferred with several national honours which include Padma Vibhushan award in 1992 and Bharat Ratna in 2015. A poet, writer and politician by profession, Vajpayee graduated from Gwalior's Victoria College (now Laxmi Bai College) with distinction in Hindi, Sanskrit and English.

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Atal Bihari Vajpayee Dies

A news of sad demise of former Prime Minister of India, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, has made every Indian’s eyes fill with tears. As per a press release by AIIMS, the 93-year old BJP leader has taken his last breath at 5.05pm today and has left all his lovers alone.

Last night, The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) issued a note stating that Vajpayee has been kept on life support system. His health was said to be critical and he was kept on life support system the whole Wednesday night and the whole day of Thursday. The news spread among the political leaders and majority of them paid a visit to Vajpayee on Thursday. Among the leaders who paid their visit to Vajpayee in AIIMS, PM Modi was the prominent one to be seen visiting the hospital. Other leaders like Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj and many other. Rahul Gandhi also prayed for his recovery at an event today.

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Atal Bihari Vajpayee served as the Prime Minister of India from 1998 to 2004 and has an exemplary track record in Politics. He was the 10th Prime Minister of India and numerous historic decisions were taken during his reign. One of the most commendable and national proudful decision taken by him is the Pokhran nuclear test in May 1998. The war with Pakistan in Kargil also took place under his Prime Ministerial era i.e. in 1999 where India marked it’s historic triumph.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee was known as one of the most fearless decision makers and this had made him win the Prime Ministerial throne twice. Vajpayee served as the Member of Parliament (MP) from Lucknow for almost two decades i.e. from 1991 to 2009. He retired from active politics in 2009 due to his health concerns but remained a part of politics on and off there after. The Lucknow seat is now occupied by his own era’s cabinet minister and current Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh. Vajpayee is also known as one of the pro-hindus who is more often accused of delivering a provocative speech before the Babri Masjid demolition of 1992.

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The 93-year old former Prime Minister of India, A. B. Vajpayee, was the oldest living former Prime Minister of India. Vajpayee has been conferred with several national honours which include Padma Vibhushan award in 1992 and Bharat Ratna in 2015. A poet, writer and politician by profession, Vajpayee graduated from Gwalior’s Victoria College (now Laxmi Bai College) with distinction in Hindi, Sanskrit and English. Unlike most of the politicians, Vajpayee remained bachelor throughout his life but had adopted a girl child named Namita Bhattacharya who is the daughter of Vajpayee’s long companion Rajkumari Kaul. Rajkumari Kaul, died due to Cardiac Arrest in 2014 in AIIMS.

As far as the health concerns are concerned, Vajpayee was suffering from Dementia, diabetes and was confined to wheelchair. A stroke in 2009 impaired his speech ability and his health deteriorated gradually. Due to dementia, he faced inability in recognising people and diabetes added more concerns to him. In June 2018, he was admitted to a hospital where his health remained stable with no considerate improvement.

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The nation will remember Vajpayee for his contribution to the nation while he was the Prime Minister of the nation. Rest in Peace A. B. Vajpayee.