Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Vinod Kumar extended condolences to the family members of Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his demise
Vajpayee, 93, passed away at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here on Thursday evening after prolonged illness.
Vajpayee, 93, passed away at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here on Thursday evening after prolonged illness. He will be accorded a state funeral.
Vajpayee was a founder member of the BJP and the first non-Congress Prime Minister to complete a full term in office.
Vajpayee made a significant diplomatic breakthrough and travelled on a bus from Amritsar to Lahore with a delegation that included the likes of Bollywood legend Dev Anand, writer Javed Akhtar and cricket icon Kapil Dev. The move was hailed as the dawn of a new era in Indo-Pak relations
Vajpayee died at the AIIMS hospital here this evening at the age of 93 following prolonged illness.
Like many of his generation, Vajpayee _ who died today at age 93 _ came into politics as an 18-year old during the Independence movement in 1942.