Atal Bihari Vajpayee

10th prime minister of India in 1996, 1998 and from 1999–2004

Atal Bihari Vajpayee (25 December 1924 – 16 August 2018) was an Indian politician. He served as the 10th Prime Minister of India for six years from 1998 through 2004. He was also serving as Prime Minister from May 1996 through June 1996. He founded the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee
अटल बिहारी वाजपेयी
10th Prime Minister of India
In office
19 March 1998 – 19 May 2004
PresidentK. R. Narayanan
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Preceded byI. K. Gujral(JD)
Succeeded byManmohan Singh(INC)
In office
16 May 1996 – 1 June 1996
PresidentShankar Dayal Sharma
Preceded byP. V. Narasimha Rao(INC)
Succeeded byH. D. Deve Gowda(JDS)
Minister of External Affairs
In office
26 March 1977 – 28 July 1979
Prime MinisterMorarji Desai
Preceded byYashwantrao Chavan
Succeeded byShyam Nandan Prasad Mishra
Personal details
Born(1924-12-25)25 December 1924
Gwalior, United Province, British India
(now in Madhya Pradesh, India)
Died16 August 2018(2018-08-16) (aged 93)
New Delhi, India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Other political
Bharatiya Jana Sangh (Before 1980)
Alma materVictoria College (Now Laxmibai College), Gwalior
DAV College, Kanpur

Vajpayee was born on 25 December 1924 in Gwalior, United Provinces, British India (now Madhya Pradesh, India).[1] He studied at Victoria College (now Laxmibai College) and at DAV College, Kanpur. Vajpayee was never married and had no children.

Vajpayee, who had dementia and diabetes, died at a New Delhi hospital from multiple organ failure on 16 August 2018, aged 93.[2]


  1. "The Leading Indian Politician Site on the Net". Archived from the original on 2012-04-25. Retrieved 2012-11-24.
  2. "Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former Prime Minister, passes away at 93". The Hindu. 16 August 2018. Retrieved 16 August 2018.

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