Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee hospitalised

Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was on Monday admitted to the All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for a routine-check-up, according to doctors. His conditions is stable.

The Director of AIIMS while confirming the same, said in a statement, “Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee has been admitted to All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for routine check-up and investigations. He will be under the supervision of Dr. Randeep Guleria.”

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The 93-year-old stalwart was the first ever person from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to have become the nation’s prime minister.
Vajpayee served for two terms twice – briefly in 1996 and between 1998 to 2004. Currently, he is the oldest living prime minister of the country.

Vajpayee is also a well-renowned poet. His birthday, which falls on December 25, is celebrated as ‘Good Governance Day’ by the BJP.

In 2015, Vajpayee was conferred the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award.

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