Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee cremated with full state honours

New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee passed away on Thursday evening at the age of 93. The nation has come together to pay tribute to the former Prime Minister.

Politicos from across the nation paid the last respect to Atal Bihari Vajpayee before he was cremated with state honours in the national capital on Friday.

Here are the LIVE updates:

Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu, PM Narendra Modi, Former PM Manmohan Singh, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, BJP President Amit Shah, senior BJP leader LK Advani, Congress President Rahul Gandhi at Smriti Sthal in Delhi for funeral of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee

3:50 pm: Last rites to be performed at the Sriti Sthal for former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee

3:15 pm: All the medals which will be won by the Indian athletes in will be dedicated to the former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee: Chef de Mission (CDM) Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh

2:50 pm: BJP President and PM Modi continue their walk with the procession of mortal remains of Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

2:40 pm: PM Narendra Modi may walk the entire road alongside the mortal remains of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

2:25 pm: Thousands watch as PM Modi walks alongside the convoy carrying the remain mortals of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee to Smriti Sthal.

01:45 pm: King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck pays tribute to former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee at BJP HQ. PM Modi, EAM Sushma Swaraj and Amit Shah also present

01:11 pm: I met him once in 2006. He was a very good orator. The void of his absence can never be filled by anyone in Indian politics, he has been a role model for everyone and inspired many through his poetry, speeches and oratorship; Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar

12:54 pm: In an unprecedented gesture, the Government of Mauritius decided that both Indian and Mauritian flag will fly half-mast on government buildings on Friday as a mark of respect to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

12:54 pm: It was the speciality of Atal ji that he never let humanity be harmed due to the political & ideological differences. Such principle is needed in the country today: Sitaram Yechury, CPI(M) General Secretary

12:43 pm: Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan pays last respects to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

12:40 pm: Vetran Actress and BJP MP Hema Malini pays last respects to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at the BJP Headquarters in Delhi.

12:12 pm: Tens of thousands have gathered at the BJP headquarters to pay homage to former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

12:04 pm: Senior BJP leader LK Advani pays his final respects to former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee at the BJP headquarters.

11:49 am: Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis and Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh pay last respects to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at BJP Headquarters.



11:40 am:
Poonam Mahajan, daughter of former BJP leader Pramod Mahajan, pays an emotional tribute to former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

11:38 am: King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk arrives in Delhi to attend the funeral of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

11:11 am: The cascade carrying mortal remains of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee placed inside the auditorium, where PM Modi and other leaders pay tributes to him.

11:07 am: Mortal remains of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee taken out from the convoy and brought inside the headquarters.

11:02 am: Convoy carrying remain mortals of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee enters the premises of BJP headquarters.

10:55 am: PM Narendra Modi, BJP President Amit Shah and other leaders waiting to receive the convoy carrying the remain mortals of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee at the BJP headquarters.

10:35 am: The remain mortals of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee goes past the iconic India Gate on it’s way to the BJP headquarters.

10:17 am: People flock the BJP headquarters where former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s mortal remains are being brought.

10:06 am: Procession carrying remain mortals of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee makes way towards the BJP headquarters.

10:00 am: Guard of honor for former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee as his mortal remains are put in the convoy, which will be taken to the BJP headquarters.

9:48 am: PM Narendra Modi reaches BJP headquarters, where the mortal remains of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee will be brought.

BREAKING NEWS: Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee passes away at 93

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