New Delhi: Former Prime Minister and the stalwart leader of the Indian politics passes away on Thursday. He was 93years old. Officially he died at 5pm on Thursday. He was critical and was on an advanced life-support system for the past couple of days.
Meanwhile, PM Modi tweeted saying Atalji’s death as ‘end of an era’.
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India grieves the demise of our beloved Atal Ji.
His passing away marks the end of an era. He lived for the nation and served it assiduously for decades. My thoughts are with his family, BJP Karyakartas and millions of admirers in this hour of sadness. Om Shanti.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 16, 2018
The nonagenarian leader and the political guru was admitted to AIIMS on June 11 with kidney tract infection, chest congestion, urinary tract infection and low urine output. On Wednesday, a medical bulletin was issued by the hospital stating ‘unfortunately, his condition worsened over the last 24 hours and he is on life-support system’.
The 93-year-old BJP leader, a diabetic, has one functional kidney. He had suffered a stroke in 2009 that weakened his cognitive abilities. Subsequently, he developed dementia.