Atal Bihari Vajpayee, poet, philosopher, leader, turns 90

Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who turned 90 on Christmas D... more

Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the first Prime Minister from outside the Congress party to serve a full five-year term. Photo: PTI
1/6Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the first Prime Minister from outside the Congress party to serve a full five-year term. Photo: PTI
File photo of the then Prime Minister Vajpayee (R) receiving a gift from Santa Claus at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi in 2001. Vajpayee was attending a special ceremony to mark Christmas. Photo: HT
2/6File photo of the then Prime Minister Vajpayee (R) receiving a gift from Santa Claus at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi in 2001. Vajpayee was attending a special ceremony to mark Christmas. Photo: HT
File photo of a young Atal Bihari Vajpayee (Top right) with his immediate family. Photo: HT
3/6File photo of a young Atal Bihari Vajpayee (Top right) with his immediate family. Photo: HT
File photo of Atal Bihari Vajpayee riding to the Parliament in a bullock cart to protest against the hike in diesel price during Indira Gandhi’s tenure. Photo: HT
4/6File photo of Atal Bihari Vajpayee riding to the Parliament in a bullock cart to protest against the hike in diesel price during Indira Gandhi’s tenure. Photo: HT
File photo of then Prime minister Vajpayee having a discussion with then Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi during a meeting at the Prime Minister’s residence in New Delhi. Photo: HT
5/6File photo of then Prime minister Vajpayee having a discussion with then Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi during a meeting at the Prime Minister’s residence in New Delhi. Photo: HT
File photo of Atal Behari Vajpayee at the Rakabganj Gurudwara on the occasion of Guru Govind Singh’s birth anniversary. Photo: HT
6/6File photo of Atal Behari Vajpayee at the Rakabganj Gurudwara on the occasion of Guru Govind Singh’s birth anniversary. Photo: HT
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