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)
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Atal Bihari Vajpayee and L.K. Advani next to the vacant seat of Pramod Mahajan during the BJP convention held in Mumbai- May 3, 2006.