Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee passes away at AIIMS, Delhi


New Delhi: Former Prime Minister and veteran BJP leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee died on Thursday at the age of 93 in New Delhi’s AIIMS. He was admitted for the last nine weeks at AIIMS, Delhi, breathed his last at 5. 05 pm today.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee was thrice elected the prime minister between 1996 and 1999 and is the only non-Congress Prime Minister to complete the full term of five years, from 1999 to 2004. As his health deteriorated, he had slowly withdrawn himself from public life and was confined to his residence for years.

He was on life support system after his health worsened since Tuesday and was critical. Mr Vajpayee was admitted to the hospital on June 11 with a kidney tract infection, chest congestion and urine output on the lower side.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited AIIMS this afternoon for the second time to enquire about his health condition, who had visited him on Wednesday evening too.