Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Former Prime Minister and veteran BJP leader passed away at the age of 93 at AIIMS hospital in Delhi. Veteran BJP leader was admitted to the AIIMS of 11 June following kidney tract infection, urinary tract infection and low urine output, died on Thursday evening at 5:05 pm.
The death of Vajpayee's was confirmed by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences on Thursday evening. A Seven-day nationwide mourning till August 22 for three-time Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee has been declared. Delhi schools and government offices have been closed today. Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was also referred as Bhishma Pitamah of politics.
Here are Live Updates of Atal Bihari Vajpayee Funeral:
17:04 (IST) Ex-PM's body consigned to flames at Smriti Sthal
After being accorded a gun salute, former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's body was consigned to flames at Smriti Sthal in Delhi.
17:03(IST) Former prime minister and Bharat Ratna #AtalBihariVajpayee cremated with full state honours at Smriti Sthal in Delhi by adoted daughter Namita Bhattacharya
17:02 (IST) Former prime minister and Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee cremated with full state honours at Smriti Sthal in Delhi.
14:58 (IST) If reports are to be believed, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah are probably going to walk the entire 3.6-kilometre stretch from BJP headquarter to the Rashtriya Smriti Sthal.
14:49 (IST) Huge crowd gathered during the funeral procession of Vajpayee to pay last tribute.
1:45 (IST) Several BJP leaders joins PM Narendra Modi, Amit Shah in the procession of Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
#WATCH: The mortal remains of former PM #AtalBihariVajpayee being taken to Smriti Sthal for the funeral. PM Modi, Amit Shah and other BJP leaders also take part in the procession. pic.twitter.com/k35LfX4Tps— ANI (@ANI) August 17, 2018
1:30 (IST) PM Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah also take part in the procession. The distance is around 4 kilometers.
1:28 (IST) Mortal remains of former PM #AtalBihariVajpayee being taken to Smriti Sthal for the funeral. Huge crowd emerged to pay their las tribute to the giant leader.
1: 25 (IST) PM Modi and Amit Shah takes part in procession with hands folded
1:21 (IST) Mortal remains of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee being taken from BJP Headquarters to Smriti Sthal for the funeral
1:20 (IST) Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee's last journey begins.
1:13 (IST) Several party leaders and opposition paid their last respects to the former PM and veteran leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee.