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Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee no more

Vajpayee was awarded Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award for his contribution towards the Indian Democracy.

New Delhi | Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on Thursday died at the age of 93.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)  9 weeks ago after he was diagnosed with a urinary tract infection

Veteran BJP Leader Vajpayee was the 10th Prime minister of India. He served as the Prime minister of India for a term for 13 days in 1996 and later from 1998 to 2004. In 2004 Vajpayee was awarded Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award for his contribution towards the Indian Democracy. A 10-time Member of Loksabha and 2 time Rajya Sabha Member, Vajpayee political career extended over 4 decades.

Impressed by the oratorical skills of Vajpayee, then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru had predicted that Vajpayee would someday become India’s Prime Minister.

The Indian government celebrates Vajpayee’ birthday “Good Governance Day” on 25 December.

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