Atal Bihari Vajpayee: A life in pictures

Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the first non-Congress leader to serve a full term in power, died August 16 2018, at AIIMS in New Delhi, where he had been undergoing treatment for a kidney ailment since June. Renowned for his powerful oratory and poetry, Vajpayee, 93, one of the founder members of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), served as prime minister for 13 days in 1996, 13 months (1998-99) at the head of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government and then for a full five-year term (1999-2004)
Curated By: Forbes India
Published: Aug 16, 2018
Atal Bihari Vajpayee: A life in pictures

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Son of a poet and a schoolmaster, Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was born on December 25, 1924, to Krishna Devi and Krishna Bihari Vajpayee in Uttar Pradesh. He completed his Masters in Political Science from DAV College, Kanpur.
(Pictured- Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Former Prime Minister of India at his Residence in New Delhi, India)