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Atal Bihari Vajpayee's 94th birth anniversary: An icon and an inspiration

The 10th prime minister of India, Vajpayee, breathed his last on August 16, 2018.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee's 94th birth anniversary: An icon and an inspiration
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New Delhi: The nation on Tuesday remembered former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his 94th birth anniversary.

Vajpayee, a leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), was born on December 25, 1924, in Gwalior. The 10th prime minister of India, Vajpayee, breathed his last on August 16, 2018.

The veteran BJP leader served three terms as the prime minister - first for a period of 13 days in 1996, then for 13 months from 1998 to 1999, and a full term from 1999 to 2004.

The administration of Narendra Modi in 2014 declared that Vajpayee's birthday would be marked as Good Governance Day.

He was conferred India`s highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, by then President Pranab Mukherjee in 2015.