Photo Gallery: Atal Bihari Vajpayee - End of an Era

Zee Media Bureau | Aug 16, 2018, 19:22 PM IST
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Atal Bihari Vajpayee inspects the guard of honour during the Independence Day function in 1999.

Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee breathed his last at 5.05pm on Thursday at AIIMS. He was 93. He was admitted on June 11, 2018, and was stable for 9 weeks. His condition deteriorated in the last 36 hours and was put on life support. Vajpayee, a Bharatiya Janata Party veteran was a respected personality across all political parties and a true statesman.

Here's taking a look at the memorable moments of his life and times:

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. (Pic courtesy: PTI) 

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Atal Bihari Vajpayee is seen at Angkor Wat temple

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. (Pic courtesy: PTI) 

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Atal Bihari Vajpayee is seen at his residence in New Delhi

In this file photo former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee is seen at his residence in New Delhi. (Pic courtesy: PTI) 

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Atal Bihari Vajpayee during an Iftaar party in Bengaluru

In this file photo former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee attends an Iftaar party in Bengaluru.  (Pic courtesy: PTI) 

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Atal Bihari Vajpayee shakes hands with the then Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf

In this July 15, 2001, file photo former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee shakes hands with the then Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf shortly before the start of the Agra Summit in Agra. (Pic courtesy: PTI) 

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Vajpayee is seen with the then Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf and Pakistani Zafarullha Khan Jamali at a meeting in Islamabad

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. (Pic courtesy: PTI) 

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Atal Bihari Vajpayee with Narendra Modi.

In this Dec 09, 2003, file photo former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee is seen with the then Gujarat CM Narendra Modi and BJP senior leader LK Advani at a lunch in New Delhi. (Pic courtesy: PTI) 

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Atal Bihari Vajpayee at Teen Murti house in New Delhi.

In this Jan 27, 2004, file photo former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee is seen at Teen Murti house in New Delhi. (Pic courtesy: PTI) 

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Atal Bihari Vajpayee celebrates 'Holi'

In this file photo dated March 07, 2004, former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee celebrates 'Holi' at his residence in New Delhi. (Pic courtesy: PTI) 

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Atal Bihari Vajpayee at the nuclear test site in Pokhran

File photo - Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at the nuclear test site in Pokhran on May 20, 1998. (Pic courtesy: PTI) 

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