Cricketing community pays its last tribute to former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Cricketing community pays its last tribute to former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee

At around 5:30 PM on August 16, AIIMS in a media release confirmed the demise of the former PM.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Atal Bihari Vajpayee. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee breath his last on Thursday, at the All India Institute of Medical Science in New Delhi. The 93-year-old a Bharat Ratna awardee was admitted to AIIMS on June 11 with a kidney tract infection and chest congestion and was under observation since. At around 5:30 PM on August 16, AIIMS in a media release confirmed the demise of the former PM.

Vajpayee one of the most reputed political leaders in the country was a three-time PM. He retired from active politics after 2004 with declining health, in the last few years it was said that he hardly had any memory and didn’t recognize people. There was a lot of attention on the AIIMs medical bulletin since it was reported yesterday that he was on life support system.

All the political leaders from the country including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, LK Advani, Congress President Rahul Gandhi as well as Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal made a visit to the hospital check up on him.

The AIIMS statement announcing the same read: “It is with profound grief that we inform about the sad demise of former Prime Minister of India, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee at 05:05 pm on 16.08.2018

Shri Vajpayee was admitted in AIIMS on 11.06.2018 and was in the last 9 weeks under the care of a team of AIIMS doctors.

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.”

Vajpayee will forever be remembered as one of the strongest leaders in the country. He was with the Bhartiya Janta Party from his early days in politics. He took oath as the PM for the first time in the 11th Lok Sabha as the leader of the National Democratic Alliance in 1996 and once again in 1998. After the fresh elections in the same year, he once again was at the helm of the 13th Lok Sabha and remained the PM until 2004.

Among his most recognizable feats is the successful Atomic test carried out by India in 1998 and India’s victory in the Kargil war in 1999.

Here is the cricketing community’s tribute to the former PM:

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