Atal Bihari Vajpayee, three-time Prime Minister, and veteran BJP leader passed away at the age of 93 at AIIMS hospital on Thursday evening. India mourns the loss of a veteran leader and Bhishma Pitamah of politics. Well, an old video of the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee hugging current Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who had been a BJP worker then has emerged on a social media platform. Paying tribute to the Bharat Ratna awardee, PM Modi tweeted, "Main nishabd hoon, shoonya mein hoon." "His passing away marks the end of an era," he added.
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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. His death was confirmed by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was also referred as Bhishma Pitamah of politics.
Mr Vajpayee was kept on life support since last two days in All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). Atal Ji was a diabetic patient and had only one kidney functional. After the stroke that hit him in the year 2009, his cognitive abilities have also weakened. Later, he also developed dementia.