Delhi 16 Aug. 2018 (Media)
India’s three times elected former Prime Minister, poet and South East Asia’s great statesman Atal Bihari Vajpayee died on Thursday evening at the All India Institute for Medical Sciences (AIIMS). He was 93.
Vajpayee has served 12 time as parliamentarian and has been former President of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and earlier Bharatiya Jana Sangh, and a popular mass leader who brought both respectability and power to the BJP for the first time, passed away
“It is with profound grief that we inform about the sad demise of former Prime Minister of India Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee at 5.05 pm,” Aarti Vij, AIIMS spokesperson announced Vajpayee death in a statement.
“Unfortunately, his condition deteriorated over the last 36 hours and he was put on life support systems. Despite the best of efforts, we have lost him today. We join the nation in deeply mourning this great loss,” Vij added.