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Atal Bihari Vajpayee / अटल बिहारी वाजपेयी
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10th Prime Minister of India
In office
19 March 1998 – 19 May 2004
President K. R. Narayanan
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Preceded by I. K. Gujral(JD)
Succeeded by Manmohan Singh(INC)
In office
16 May 1996 – 1 June 1996
President Shankar Dayal Sharma
Preceded by P. V. Narasimha Rao(INC)
Succeeded by H. D. Deve Gowda(JDS)
Minister of External Affairs
In office
26 March 1977 – 28 July 1979
Prime Minister Morarji Desai
Preceded by Yashwantrao Chavan
Succeeded by Shyam Nandan Prasad Mishra
Personal details
Born (1924-12-25)25 December 1924
Gwalior, United Provinces, British India
(now in Madhya Pradesh, India)
Died 16 August 2018(2018-08-16) (aged 93)
New Delhi, India
Political party Bharatiya Janata Party
Other political
Bharatiya Jana Sangh (Before 1980)
Alma mater Victoria College (Now Laxmibai College), Gwalior
DAV College, Kanpur

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.

Vajpayee was born on 25 December 1924 in Gwalior, United Provinces, British India (now Madhya Pradesh, India). 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.

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