Former Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee passed at away 5.05 pm today.
AIIMS in its latest medical bulletin said, ” it is with profound grief that we inform about the sad demise of Former Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee at 5.05 pm on 16.8.2016. Vajpayee was admitted in AIIMS on 11.06.2018 and was stable in the last 9 weeks under the care of a team of AIIMS doctors. Unfortunately, his condition deteriorated over the lat 36 hours and he was put on life support systems. Despite the best efforts, we have lost him today. We join the nation in deeply mourning this great loss.”
The Bharatiya Janata Party stalwart was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi on June 11 with a kidney tract infection, urinary tract infection, low urine output and chest congestion. Last night, Vajpayee’s condition had worsened and he was put on life-support system. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah, party veteran LK Advani, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, several Union Ministers and CMs paid a visit to Vajpayee this morning.
A large crowd of mediapersons and others has gathered outside AIIMS, affecting movement of traffic on the road. Traffic Policemen have been deployed to manage the crowd and traffic outside the hospital. The roads leading to Krishna Menon Marg have been blocked. Roads leading to Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s home have also been sealed.