Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Former prime minister passes away at 93
Former Prime Minister and Bharat Ratna awardee Atal Bihari Vajpayee on Thursday passed away aged 93 at AIIMS Delhi, where he was being treated since nine weeks. Vajpayee, who had been put on life support, was being treated for kidney tract infection, chest congestion and urinary tract infection. He suffered a stroke in 2009 and later reportedly developed dementia.
A large crowd of mediapersons and others has gathered outside AIIMS, affecting movement of traffic on the road. Traffic Policemen have been deployed to manage the crowd and traffic outside the hospital. The roads leading to Krishna Menon Marg have been blocked. Roads leading to Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s home have also been sealed.