BJP Leader and Former Indian prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee passes away


NEW DEHLI: Former Indian prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee passed away on Thursday at the age of 93, Indian media report.

According to the Indian media reports, the former Indian prime minister was suffering from chronic kidney disease since a long time.

PM Modi expressed condolences and thoughts: “India grieves the demise of our beloved Atal Ji. His passing away marks the end of an era. He lived for the nation and served it assiduously for decades. My thoughts are with his family, BJP Karyakartas and millions of admirers in this hour of sadness.
Om Shanti.”

Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee died today in All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi after a long illness. The 93-year-old BJP leader was suffering from multiple ailments and was admitted to AIIMS in June. He was put on life support system by the doctors after his condition became critical in the last 24 hours.

He was a diabetic and had only one functional kidney. He suffered a stroke in 2009 that weakened his cognitive abilities. Subsequently, he developed. Vajpayee’s mortal remains will be taken to his Krishna Menon Marg home shortly.


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