Live: Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee dies at 93, last breath in AIIMS


New Delhi: Former BJP leader and Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, known as Ajatashatru of Indian politics, passed away on Thursday in All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) of Delhi. He was admitted to AIIMS from June 11. Vajpayee breathed last at 5:05 pm Thursday evening. On Wednesday, his condition became serious and he was kept on the life-supporting system. Vajpayee was admitted to AIIMS on June 11 after transplant in kidney tubes, chest tightness, urinary infection etc. Only 1 kidney functioning of a 93-year-old BJP leader suffering from diabetes

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in AIIMS on Wednesday evening when Vajpayee’s condition worsened. Along with, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu also reached AIIMS on Thursday. Apart from him, many BJP leaders, including Union Minister Suresh Prabhu, Jitender Singh, Ashwini Chaube, Smriti Irani, Shahnawaz Hussain and Harsh Vardhan, went to AIIMS to know the health of Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Atal Bihari Vajpayee has led the country three times as the Prime Minister. He was the Prime Minister of the country for the first time from 16 May to 1 June 1996, from 19 March 1998 to 26 April 1999 and again from 13 October 1999 to 22 May 2004.

Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee dies

Atal Bihari Vajpayee was also a poet, journalist and intense speaker of Hindi. He also played a key role in the establishment of the Indian Jana Sangh. He was also the President of Jan Sangh from 1968 to 1973. Being active in lifelong politics, Atal Bihari Vajpayee also continued to edit letters, journals, nationalism, Panchjanya and Veer Arjun for a long time. Vajpayee was a dedicated propagandist of the RSS, and because of this loyalty, he had taken the pledge to be lifelong. Until he reached the highest position, he kept his resolve with full devotion.

Vajpayee was one of the few prime ministers of the country who had always been known for their unsubstantiated decisions. Whether it is to go to Lahore for friendship with Pakistan or to decide on the battle in Kargil. He was always the leader who remained firm in his decisions. This is why he was the longest non-Congress Prime Minister in the country.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee was born on 25 December 1924 in Gwalior. His father Krishna Bihari Vajpayee was a poet as well as a schoolmaster. Vajpayeeji took education from school to Gwalior. After this, he studied further in Victoria College, Gwalior. After this, he did MA in Political Science from DAV College of Kanpur. During this time, he also participated in several training camps of the association.

His entry into politics came in 1942 when he participated in the Quit India movement. Because of taking part in this movement, he and his elder brother Prem had to remain in jail for 23 days. After independence, he became the leader of Jan Sangh

He was arrested for opposing the Emergency in the country. Against the Indira Gandhi government, Jayaprakash Narayan urged all opposition parties to come together and form a party. Jana Sangh and RSS gave full support to the JP movement. In 1977, the people of the country convinced the Janata Party against the Congress in large numbers to win elections. After this, Atal ji was made Foreign Minister in the government of Prime Minister Morarji Desai. Vajpayee became the first leader to make a speech in Hindi in the United Nations as a Foreign Minister.

First Time Prime Minister of 1996
Atal Bihari Vajpayee became the first Prime Minister of the country in May 1996. However, during this time his government came to a minority in just 13 days and he resigned from his post.

Second time PM
As the leader of NDA, Atal Bihari Vajpayee became the Prime Minister of the country for the second time in the year 1998-99. After the Lok Sabha elections, the NDA proved its majority in the House and in this way BJP once again formed the government in the country.

Third Time
Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the country’s prime minister for the third time from October 13, 1999, to May 22, 2004. During this period, the country achieved remarkable achievements. After BJP’s defeat in the general elections in 2004, he retired from politics due to failing health.

Honored with Bharat Ratna in 2015
Atal Bihari Vajpayee was honored by Narendra Modi’s government in 2015 by the country’s highest honor Bharat Ratna. Prior to this honor, Vajpayee Ji received many other honors from Padam Vibhushan



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