India's former PM Vajpayee passes away

2018-08-16 20:50:38 | From:Xinhua

  India's former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee passed away on Thursday, said a statement issued by the hospital where he was admitted.

  In this Aug. 23, 2004 file photo, senior Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee, center, leaves after a meeting at the party headquarters in New Delhi, India.[File Photo: IC]

  Vajpayee, who belonged to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the main ruling party in the country, was 93 years old.

  A bachelor throughout his life, he was survived by an adopted daughter.

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