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Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee Passes Away

India | News18 | August 16, 2018, 5:45 pm
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 Atal Bihari Vajpayee passes away: Former prime minister and BJP stalwart Atal Bihari Vajpayee has passed away aged 93 at AIIMS in Delhi. (Image: PTI)

Atal Bihari Vajpayee passes away: Former prime minister and BJP stalwart Atal Bihari Vajpayee has passed away aged 93 at AIIMS in Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 The Bharatiya Janata Party veteran was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi on June 11 with a kidney tract infection, urinary tract infection, low urine output and chest congestion. (Image: Reuters)

The Bharatiya Janata Party veteran was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi on June 11 with a kidney tract infection, urinary tract infection, low urine output and chest congestion. (Image: Reuters)

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 Last night, Vajpayee's condition had worsened and he was put on life-support system. (Image: Reuters)

Last night, Vajpayee's condition had worsened and he was put on life-support system. (Image: Reuters)

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 Vajpayee, a diabetic, has only one functional kidney. He had suffered a stroke in 2009 that weakened his cognitive abilities. (Image: Reuters)

Vajpayee, a diabetic, has only one functional kidney. He had suffered a stroke in 2009 that weakened his cognitive abilities. (Image: Reuters)

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 Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah, party veteran LK Advani, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, several Union Ministers and CMs paid a visit to Vajpayee this morning. (Image: Reuters)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah, party veteran LK Advani, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, several Union Ministers and CMs paid a visit to Vajpayee this morning. (Image: Reuters)

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 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 As his health deteriorated, he had slowly withdrawn himself from public life and was confined to his residence for years. (Image: Reuters)

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. (Image: Reuters)

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 A large crowd of mediapersons and others has gathered outside AIIMS, affecting movement of traffic on the road. (Image: Reuters)

A large crowd of mediapersons and others has gathered outside AIIMS, affecting movement of traffic on the road. (Image: Reuters)

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