Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee Dies

Atal Bihari Vajpayee;s health remains critical as senior leaders including Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu visit AIIMS where he is admitted

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Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee Dies

Atal Bihari Vajpayee Health Updates: Several BJP leaders visited AIIMS where the former PM is admitted

New Delhi: 

Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former prime minister and BJP stalwart, has been put on life-support system, the AIIMS said in a statement on Wednesday. The hospital said that Atal Bihari Vajpayee's condition worsened over the past 24 hours. Mr Vajpayee was admitted to the premier All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on June 11 with urinary tract infection, low urine output and chest congestion.

A new statement put out today said his condition has remains the same.

Leaders across party lines have prayed for his recovery. Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the AIIMS on Wednesday evening to enquire about Mr Vajpayee's condition. BJP president Amit Shah, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, senior leader LK Advani and other leaders have also visited AIIMS.

Congress president Rahul Gandhi has also prayed for his recovery.

Here are the updates on Atal Bihari Vajpayee's health:


Aug 16, 2018
17:47 (IST)

Aug 16, 2018
17:39 (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoles former PM Vajpayee's death


Aug 16, 2018
17:37 (IST)
Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee has died

Atal Bihari Vajpayee has died at age 93.

He ruled the country for 13 days in 1996, 13 months in 1998 and for almost six years from 1999.
Aug 16, 2018
17:24 (IST)
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan arrives at AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences) where former PM Atal Bihari Vaajpayee is admitted, according to news agency ANI.
Aug 16, 2018
17:19 (IST)
93-year-old Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who retired from public life after his health turned frail, has been under the supervision of Dr Randeep Guleria, the Director of AIIMS. For over three decades, Dr Guleria, a pulmonologist, has served as personal physician to Mr Vajpayee.
Aug 16, 2018
17:17 (IST)
Shivraj Singh Chouhan reaches New Delhi to enquire about Atal Bihari Vajpayee's health
Aug 16, 2018
16:47 (IST)
Uddhav Thackerey may leave for Delhi to enquire over Atal Bihari Vajpayee's health

Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray may leave for New Delhi this evening to enquire about the health of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who is on life support at the AIIMS, sources said.

The 93-year-old BJP leader is battling for life and remains on advanced life support at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences for the second day.
Aug 16, 2018
16:28 (IST)
"Doctors are doing their best to restore his health," says union health minister JP Nadda

Union health minister JP Nadda said former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee continues to remain critical, according to news agency IANS.

"Doctors are treating him. He is critical. And doctors are doing their best to restore his health," Mr Nadda said.
Aug 16, 2018
16:26 (IST)
Kailash Satyarthi visits Atal Bihari Vajpayee at AIIMS

Social activist Kailash Satyarthi arrives at AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences) where former PM Atal Bihari Vaajpayee is admitted.


Aug 16, 2018
16:20 (IST)
He used to visit us no matter how busy he was: Atal Bihari Vajpayee's family friends pray for his speedy recovery

Members of the Beriwal family where former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee used to put up during his visits to the city, are praying for his speedy recovery as his condition remains critical at the Delhi's All India Institute of Medical Sciences."
Aug 16, 2018
16:08 (IST)
Rahul Gandhi is in AIIMS to visit Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Rahul Gandhi arrived at AIIMS to visit former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. "Atal Bihari Vajpayee is in the hospital and we pray for him," Congress president Rahul Gandhi had earlier said.
Aug 16, 2018
15:46 (IST)
Leaders across party lines pray for Atal Bihari Vajpayee's recovery

Senior BJP leaders L K Advani,  Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, Rajnath Singh, JP Nadda, party president Amit Shah, Shahnawaj Hussain, Manoj Tiwari, Anurag Thakur, Vijay Goyal, Udit Rai, Prakash Javedkar, Harsh Vardhan visited him at the hospital, according to news agency PTI.

Leaders from other political parties, including Congress's Ghulam Nabi Azad, Ram Vilas Paswan from Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), NC's Farooq Abdullah, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia, visited the premier health institute, a PTI report said.

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah after visiting the hospital said,"We should not forget he is one Indian leader who wanted to strengthen the country."
Aug 16, 2018
15:36 (IST)
Atal Bihari Vajpayee's family friends pray for speedy recovery

Members of the Beriwal family where former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee used to put up during his visits to the city, are praying for his speedy recovery as his condition remains critical at the Delhi's All India Institute of Medical Sciences, according to news agency PTI.

For the Beriwals of Chittaranjan Avenue in the city, Vajpayee is a family friend.

"Whenever he had a programme in Bihar, Odisha, he used to go via Kolkata and would come to our house", Ghanshyam Beriwal said.



Aug 16, 2018
15:09 (IST)
"Atal Bihari Vajpayee is in the hospital and we pray for him," Congress president Rahul Gandhi says at the "Sanjhi Virasat Bachao Sammelan" in Delhi: ANI
Aug 16, 2018
14:52 (IST)
Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das says that 2.25 people of the state are praying for Atal Bihari Vajpayee's health, adding that he is hoping for the former Prime Minister's quick recovery
Aug 16, 2018
14:50 (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has left AIIMS, where Atal Bihari Vajpayee is admitted
Aug 16, 2018
14:46 (IST)
Atal Bihari Vajpayee's condition continues to be critical, says Home Minister Rajnath Singh
Aug 16, 2018
14:35 (IST)
Atal Bihari Vajpayee is a diabetic with only one functional kidney. He suffered a stroke in 2009 that weakened his cognitive abilities. He subsequently developed dementia
Aug 16, 2018
14:30 (IST)
Security has been heightened at AIIMS, where Atal Bihari Vajpayee is admitted

Aug 16, 2018
14:28 (IST)
"My prayers are with him, his presence is a great power to our democracy, He is a large-hearted person. Even if I opposed him, he was very dignified about it which speaks volume. He is very generous & very forthcoming," filmmaker Muzaffar Ali told ANI
Aug 16, 2018
14:27 (IST)
"Join the country in praying for the health of Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji," Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh tweeted
Aug 16, 2018
14:24 (IST)
Aug 16, 2018
14:19 (IST)
Supporters in Patna perform a 'havan' for speedy recovery of the former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Aug 16, 2018
14:16 (IST)
Union ministers Dharmendra Pradhan and Jitendra Singh, and BJP leader Bhupender Yadav are outside Atal Bihari Vajpayee's residence


Aug 16, 2018
14:14 (IST)
"I have cancelled my work to visit Atal Bihari Vajpayee today. I got the chance to work with him. He is a statesman like figure. We supported him when his government was falling. His pattern of work was different and not like present politics," Mamata Banerjee told ANI

Aug 16, 2018
14:12 (IST)
As Atal Bihari Vajpayee's condition worsens, all Independence Day decorations have been removed from the BJP headquarters
Aug 16, 2018
13:57 (IST)
Aug 16, 2018
13:56 (IST)
PM Modi has reached AIIMS again, where Atal Bihari Vajpayee is on life support

Aug 16, 2018
13:44 (IST)
Aug 16, 2018
13:27 (IST)
Speaking on Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said "I served as a member of his cabinet for two years, to hear about his health is distressing. He is a great leader and to work under him was a very good experience. I would be flying to Delhi today"
Aug 16, 2018
13:25 (IST)
In Punjab's Ludhiana, special prayers have been offered for Atal Bihari Vajpayee at the Sakteshwar Mahadev Ashram

Aug 16, 2018
13:18 (IST)
Sources say BJP national executive meeting that is to be held on August 18 and 19 may be postponed due to Atal Bihari Vajpayee's health
Aug 16, 2018
13:10 (IST)
Madhya Pradesh Youth Congress leader Shakir Khan offers a "chadar" at a Gwalior dargah, offering his prayers for Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Aug 16, 2018
12:56 (IST)
Aug 16, 2018
12:55 (IST)
Aug 16, 2018
12:31 (IST)
We all should pray for his recovery. We should not forget that he is a leader who wanted to make the country strong. He wanted peace not only in our country but the whole world: Farooq Abdullah on Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Aug 16, 2018
12:17 (IST)
Aug 16, 2018
12:16 (IST)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia arrive at AIIMS to enquire about Atal Bihari Vajpayee's health

Aug 16, 2018
11:45 (IST)
He is our idol. With just his presence we got inspiration and encouragement, we pray for his health, no one can ever be like Atal Ji, campaigning for him was an honour for me: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan
Aug 16, 2018
11:42 (IST)
Saddened to hear about the critical health condition of Atal Bihari Vaajpayee ji. Praying for his speedy recovery, says Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu
Aug 16, 2018
11:16 (IST)
Aug 16, 2018
11:09 (IST)
Aug 16, 2018
10:57 (IST)
Foreign minister Sushma Swaraj has reached AIIMS to enquire about the health of the former Prime Minister

Aug 16, 2018
10:42 (IST)
Speaking about Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma says "The news of his ill-health has saddened me. He has always been an inspiration and a guide to me"
Aug 16, 2018
10:33 (IST)
Atal Bihari Vajpayee's niece Kanti Mishra said to ANI "I have been praying to god that just once I can see him give a speech again. Our family can never ever erase that image of his from our minds. I hope he gets well soon"

Aug 16, 2018
10:23 (IST)
Home Minister Rajnath Singh also arrived at AIIMS to enquire about the health of the former Prime Minister

Aug 16, 2018
10:21 (IST)
Veteran BJP leader LK Advani visited AIIMS to enquire about Atal Bihari Vajpayee's health. Amit Shah and Piyush Goyal also visited earlier today.

Aug 16, 2018
09:31 (IST)
Students of the Government Ayurvedic College in Gwalior pray for the health of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Aug 16, 2018
09:13 (IST)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will travel to Delhi later today to visit AIIMS where former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee is admitted: ANI
Aug 16, 2018
09:00 (IST)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is expected to visit AIIMS where Atal Bihari Vajpayee is admitted, reports news agency ANI
Aug 16, 2018
08:56 (IST)
BJP president Amit Shah has arrived at AIIMS to enquire about Atal Bihari Vajpayee's health

Aug 16, 2018
07:18 (IST)
"We are all praying for Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ji's health. This too shall pass. Wishing him a speedy recovery," BJP leader Vijay Goel tweeted
Aug 16, 2018
07:16 (IST)
"My prayers for Bharat Ratna Sh.Atal ji for the speedy recovery and for his good health," BJP leader Pon Radhakrishnan tweeted
Aug 16, 2018
07:04 (IST)
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has left AIIMS where he had visited to enquire about Mr Vajpayee's health
Aug 16, 2018
06:41 (IST)
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has reached AIIMS to meet Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Aug 16, 2018
00:25 (IST)
"Concerned to hear about former Prime Minister Vajpayee's health. PM Modi's hospital visit is worrying. Seems serious. Let us pray for the great man's recovery," Congress leader Shashi Tharoor writes on Twitter.

Aug 15, 2018
23:49 (IST)
"Visited AIIMS to enquire about the health of Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji. Discussed with the medical team. Praying to God that he responds to treatment and recovers soon. Millions of people are praying for him," Suresh Prabhu writes on Twitter.
Aug 15, 2018
23:44 (IST)
Union Ministers Ashwini Kumar Choubey and Jitendra Singh visited All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) where former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee is admitted.
Aug 15, 2018
23:39 (IST)
Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah tweeted that he was praying for Mr Vajpayee.
Aug 15, 2018
23:33 (IST)
BJP leaders Harshvardhan and Shahnawaz Hussain visited the ailing leader in the hospital.


Aug 15, 2018
23:22 (IST)
Union Minister Suresh Prabhu reached AIIMS to meet former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Aug 15, 2018
23:14 (IST)
Atal Bihari Vajpayee is under the supervision of Dr Randeep Guleria, a pulmonologist and currently the Director of AIIMS. Dr Guleria has served as personal physician to Mr Vajpayee for over three decades.
Aug 15, 2018
23:09 (IST)
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, BJP lawmaker Meenakshi Lekhi and Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani also visited the hospital to check on Mr Vajpayee's health.
Aug 15, 2018
23:02 (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday visited AIIMS to enquire about Atal Bihari Vajpayee's health. PM Modi reached the hospital at around 7.15 pm and spent about 50 minutes there. This was PM Modi's fourth visit to Mr Vajpayee in AIIMS since he has been admitted.
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