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In pics: Charismatic Vajpayee no more, a trip down memory lane

Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who led the nation through several crises while holding together a tenuous coalition with his inclusive politics and superlative oratory, passed away at the age of 93, on August 16.

India TV News Desk [ Updated: August 17, 2018 8:02 IST ]
  • In this Dec 09, 2003, file photo former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee is seen with the then Gujarat CM Narendra Modi (now PM) and BJP senior leader LK Advani at a lunch in New Delhi. 
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    In this Dec 09, 2003, file photo former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee is seen with the then Gujarat CM Narendra Modi (now PM) and BJP senior leader LK Advani at a lunch in New Delhi. 

  • File photo of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee while meeting a Haj committee delegation. 
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    File photo of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee while meeting a Haj committee delegation. 

  • File picture of former Prime Minister A.B.Vajpayee with the former Tamil Nadu chief minister the late J Jayalalithaa.
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    File picture of former Prime Minister A.B.Vajpayee with the former Tamil Nadu chief minister the late J Jayalalithaa.

  • In this file photo dated September 13, 2003, former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee is received by late DMK President M. Karunanidhi at the Apollo Hospital, where he had gone to meet Murasoli Maran, in Chennai .
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    In this file photo dated September 13, 2003, former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee is received by late DMK President M. Karunanidhi at the Apollo Hospital, where he had gone to meet Murasoli Maran, in Chennai .

  • In this Nov 24, 2005, file photo former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee is seen with other NDA leaders at a swearing-in ceremony in Patna. 
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    In this Nov 24, 2005, file photo former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee is seen with other NDA leaders at a swearing-in ceremony in Patna. 

  •  In this May 5, 2004, file photo former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee is seen with Tamil superstar Rajinikanth at a meeting in Chennai. 
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     In this May 5, 2004, file photo former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee is seen with Tamil superstar Rajinikanth at a meeting in Chennai. 

  • In this Jan 23, 2004, file photo former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee beats a 'dhol' at a rally in Pandharpur. 
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    In this Jan 23, 2004, file photo former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee beats a 'dhol' at a rally in Pandharpur. 

  • In this Dec 24, 2004, file photo former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee is seen with former PM Chandrashekhar in New Delhi.
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    In this Dec 24, 2004, file photo former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee is seen with former PM Chandrashekhar in New Delhi.

  • In this Jan 8, 2004, file photo former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee is seen with the then Dy PM LK Advani and Foreign Minister Yashwant Sinha at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.
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    In this Jan 8, 2004, file photo former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee is seen with the then Dy PM LK Advani and Foreign Minister Yashwant Sinha at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

  • In this Dec 13, 2005, file photo former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee arrives at a function organised on the occasion of the Parliament attacks anniversary, at Parliament House in New Delhi. 
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    In this Dec 13, 2005, file photo former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee arrives at a function organised on the occasion of the Parliament attacks anniversary, at Parliament House in New Delhi. 

  • In this Aug 15, 1999, file photo former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee inspects the guard of honour during the Independence Day function at the Red Fort in New Delhi. 
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    In this Aug 15, 1999, file photo former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee inspects the guard of honour during the Independence Day function at the Red Fort in New Delhi. 

  • In this April 11, 2002, file photo former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee is seen at Angkor Wat temple at Siem Reap, northwest of Phnom Penh in Cambodia.
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    In this April 11, 2002, file photo former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee is seen at Angkor Wat temple at Siem Reap, northwest of Phnom Penh in Cambodia.

  • In this file photo former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee is seen at his residence in New Delhi. Vajpayee, 93, passed away on Thursday, Aug 16, 2018, at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi after a prolonged illness.
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    In this file photo former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee is seen at his residence in New Delhi. Vajpayee, 93, passed away on Thursday, Aug 16, 2018, at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi after a prolonged illness.

  • In this file photo dated May 19, 1996, former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee addresses the nation at South Block, in New Delhi.
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    In this file photo dated May 19, 1996, former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee addresses the nation at South Block, in New Delhi.

  • In this file photo former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee attends an Iftaar party in Bengaluru.
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    In this file photo former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee attends an Iftaar party in Bengaluru.

  • In this June 4, 2002, file photo former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee shakes hands with the then Russian President Vladimir Putin in Almaty. 
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    In this June 4, 2002, file photo former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee shakes hands with the then Russian President Vladimir Putin in Almaty. 

  • In this Jan 4, 2004, file photo former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee is seen with the then Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf and Pakistani Zafarullha Khan Jamali at a meeting in Islamabad. 
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    In this Jan 4, 2004, file photo former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee is seen with the then Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf and Pakistani Zafarullha Khan Jamali at a meeting in Islamabad. 

  • In this May 20, 1998, file photo former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee visits the nuclear test site in Pokhran.
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    In this May 20, 1998, file photo former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee visits the nuclear test site in Pokhran.

  • In this May 20, 1998, file photo former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee visits the nuclear test site in Pokhran. Vajpayee, 93, passed away on Thursday, Aug 16, 2018, at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi after a prolonged illness.
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    In this May 20, 1998, file photo former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee visits the nuclear test site in Pokhran. Vajpayee, 93, passed away on Thursday, Aug 16, 2018, at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi after a prolonged illness.

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