India former prime minister, Atal Bihari dies at 93.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who as India’s prime minister from 1998 to 2004 amazed the world by ending a decades-old moratorium on nuclear weapons tests, but managed to ease tensions with Pakistan and build closer ties to the United States, died Thursday.
the Prime Minister died at the age of 93 in a hospital at New Delhi, the cause of his death was linked to old age and long time illness.
The former prime minister had a stroke in 2009 that severely affected his ability to speak. He was admitted to the hospital in June after his health worsened, doctors said.
India’s present prime minister, Narendra Modi,posted on twitter,
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”.
He was award India’s highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, by the India government.also the government declared in 2014 that the late former prime birthday would be marked as Good Governance Day, established to honour him.
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