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Vajpayee’s Void Can Never be Filled: PM Modi Pays Last Tribute

Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee had been admitted to AIIMS on 11 June.

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India’s former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee passed away on 16 August. 
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid his last tribute to Atal Bihari Vajpayee who passed away on the evening of Thursday, 16 August in New Delhi’s AIIMS.

As the country mourned the loss of one of its charismatic prime ministers, well-wishers thronged Vajpayee’s residence where his mortal remains have been kept, wrapped in tricolour.

Tomorrow, 17 August, his body will be brought to the BJP headquarters at 9 AM, following which he will be accorded state funeral at Smriti Sthal.

Snapshot
  • Seven days of state mourning and state funeral to be accorded to the nonagenarian
  • Several state governments declare public holiday on 17 August
  • Vajpayee suffered pneumonia, multi-organ failure; was put on ECMO: AIIMS Doctors

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From President Ram Nath Kovind to Sonia Gandhi to Pranab Mukherjee to Murli Manohar Joshi, top political leaders, cutting across party lines, gathered at former prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s residence in Delhi to pay their last tributes.

Vajpayee’s Void Can Never be Filled: PM Modi Pays Last Tribute
(Photo: ANI)
Vajpayee’s Void Can Never be Filled: PM Modi Pays Last Tribute
(Photo: ANI)
Vajpayee’s Void Can Never be Filled: PM Modi Pays Last Tribute
(Photo: ANI)
Vajpayee’s Void Can Never be Filled: PM Modi Pays Last Tribute
(Photo: ANI)
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Rahul Gandhi's Meeting With University Professors Across India Postponed

Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s interaction with University professors across the nation, scheduled for 18 August in Delhi, has been postponed after the demise of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, reported ANI.


Published: 11 Jun 2018, 8:36 PM IST
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