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India TV Chairman Rajat Sharma pays tribute to former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Vajpayee, the founder-president of the ruling BJP, breathed his last at 5.05 pm on Thursday at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in the national capital.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: August 17, 2018 2:06 IST ]

India TV Chairman Rajat Sharma pays tribute to former PM Vajpayee

India TV Chairman and Editor-in-Chief Rajat Sharma on Thursday paid his last respects to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at the latter’s Krishna Menon Marg residence in Delhi.

Vajpayee, the founder-president of the ruling BJP, breathed his last at 5.05 pm on Thursday at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in the national capital.

93-year-old Vajpayee, the three-term prime minister, was admitted to the AIIMS on June 11 with a variety of ailments including kidney tract infection, urinary tract infection, low urine output and chest congestion.

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Vajpayee, who joined the Rastriya Swamsevak Sangha (RSS) in 1947 rose through ranks to become a stalwart of the BJP and was the first non-Congress prime minister to complete a full term in office.

Vajpayee is survived by his adopted daughter Namita Kaul Bhattacharya.

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In 1999, Atal Bihari Vajpayee had appeared in “Aap Ki Adalat” show hosted by Mr. Rajat Sharma.

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