Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee is no more

Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee passed away today at 5.05 pm in Delhi. He was 93.

In a statement, AIIMS said that former prime minister Atal Bihar Vajpayee passed away at 5.05 pm on Thursday. “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,” the hospital said in a statement.

“Despite the best of efforts, we have lost him today,” it said.

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In a series of tweets, Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the death of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

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“His passing away marks the end of an era. He lived for the nation and served it assiduously for decades. My thoughts are with his family, BJP karyakartas and millions of admirers in this hour of sadness,” Modi said.

“Atal ji’s passing away is a personal and irreplaceable loss for me. I have countless fond memories with him. He was an inspiration to karyakartas like me. I will particularly remember his sharp intellect and outstanding wit,” he said.

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