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Atal Bihari Vajpayee

       

Atal Bihari Vajpayee
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10th Prime Minister of India
In office
19 March 1998 – 22 May 2004
President
  • K. R. Narayanan
  • A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

DeputyL. K. Advani
Preceded byI. K. Gujral
Succeeded byManmohan Singh
In office
16 May 1996 – 1 June 1996
PresidentShankar Dayal Sharma
Preceded byP. V. Narasimha Rao
Succeeded byH. D. Deve Gowda
Minister of External Affairs
In office
26 March 1977 – 28 July 1979
Prime MinisterMorarji Desai
Preceded byYashwantrao Chavan
Succeeded byShyam Nandan Prasad Mishra
Personal details
Born25 December 1924
Gwalior, Gwalior State, British India (now in Madhya Pradesh, India)
Died16 August 2018 (aged 93)
New Delhi, India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party(1980–2018)
Other political
affiliations
Janata Party (1977–1980)
Bharatiya Jana Sangh(before 1977)
Alma materDAV College, Kanpur (then affiliated with University of Agra)
ProfessionWriter, politician, poet
AwardsBharat Ratna
2015
Padma Vibhushan
1992 
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Death

Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s funeral procession moving to Smriti Sthal near Raj Ghat for last rites.

Vajpayee suffered a stroke in 2009 which impaired his speech. His health had been a major source of concern reports said he was confined to a wheelchair and failed to recognise people. He also suffered from dementia and long-term diabetes. For many years, he had not attended any public engagements and rarely ventured out of the house, except for checkups at the All India Institutes of Medical Sciences.
On 11 June 2018, Vajpayee was admitted to AIIMS in critical condition following a kidney infection. He died there at 5:05 pm IST on 16 August 2018 at the age of 93. On the morning of 17 August, Vajpayee’s body draped with the Indian flag was taken to the Bharatiya Janata Party headquarters where party workers paid their tributes till 1 p.m. Later that afternoon at 4 p.m., Vajpayee was cremated with full state honours at Rashtriya Smriti Sthal near Raj Ghat, his pyre was lit by his foster daughter Namita Kaul Bhattacharya. Over thousands of people and many dignitaries attended his funeral procession including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind.


Awards

  • 1992, Padma Vibhushan
  • 1993, D. Lit. from Kanpur University
  • 1994, Lokmanya Tilak Award
  • 1994, Outstanding Parliamentarian Award
  • 1994, Bharat Ratna Pandit Govind Vallabh Pant Award[1]
  • 2015, Bharat Ratna
  • 2015, Bangladesh Liberation War honour (Bangladesh Muktijuddho Sanmanona)

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