Bidding adieu to an era of Indian Politics




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Former Prime Minister and ace politician Atal Bihari Vajpayee passed away on August 16, 2018 after a prolonged illness. His last rites were performed by his adopted daughter Namita Bhattacharya at Smriti Sthal in New Delhi on Friday.

05.00 pm 17 August 2018
The former Prime Minister was consigned to flames at Smriti Sthal in New Delhi, by his adopted daughter Namita Bhattacharya, amidst the presence of his family and all the political dignitaries. The Tri Color National Flag was given to his granddaughter before the funeral.

SAARC Representative King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck pay last respect to Vajpayee.

La Liga Spain’s Official Football league pay tribute to the former Prime Minister.

03.51 pm – 17 August 2018
Vajpayee’s body brought to the Smriti Sthal for funeral.

Former Afghanistan PM Arrives in Delhi
Former Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai arrives in Delhi to attend the former prime minister's funeral.

Thousands gather on streets to pay tribute to the former Prime Minister
Thousands of grievers thronged the streets to get a last glimpse of their former prime minister.

PM Narendra Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah Take Part in Former PM's funeral Procession
They chose to walk along with the cortege for 3 kilometers from BJP headquarters to Smriti Sthal.

Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Arrived in Delhi
Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister Lakshman Kiriella arrives in Delhi, he will attend the funeral of former prime minister.

Sitaram Yechury talked about Vajpayee’s Principles
Speaking to the media, CPI (M) General Secretary, Sitaram Yechury said, "It was the speciality of Atal ji that he never let humanity be harmed due to the political and ideological differences. Such principle is needed in the country today."




He Was an enormously Important Person: Said British High Commissioner to India
Speaking to the media, British High Commissioner to India, Dominic Asquith said, "He was an enormously important person who we have great respect for and it's a great loss for India. I wanted to pay my respects to a man of that stature." At the British High Commission the Union Jack flies at half-mast

We will Remember Him for His Contribution to the Liberation War: Bangladesh Minister
Bangladesh Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali has also arrived in Delhi,
Remembering Vajpayee, Mahmood said, "We remember him for his contribution to Bangladesh Liberation War and strong support to people of Bangladesh. He had great liking for Bengali music. I had the privilege of serving in Delhi as career diplomat when he became Foreign Minister."

Hema Malini Pays Respects
BJP MP Hema Malini pays respects to the former prime minister at the BJP headquarters in Delhi.

King of Bhutan, Nepal's Foreign Affairs Minister Arrived in Delhi
King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Nepal's Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali arrived in Delhi to attend Vajpayee's funeral.

Foreign Dignitaries will attend Vajpayee's Funeral
The following foreign dignitaries are expected to attend Vajpayee's funeral in Delhi on Friday.
·         Bhutan's King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck
·         Nepal's Foreign Affairs Min PK Gyawali
·         Sri Lanka acting Foreign Min Lakshman Kiriella
·         Bangladesh Foreign Min Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali
·         Pakistan Law Min Ali Zafar

Senior Leaders Pays Respect
Union Minister Suresh Prabhu, BJP National General Secretary Ram Madhav, UP CM Yogi Adityanath, UP Governor Ram Naik, DMK leader A Raja, Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal and Manipur CM N Biren Singh pay last respects to the former prime minister.

Amit Shah, Home Minister Pay Respect
BJP Chief Amit Shah and Home Minister Rajnath Singh pay last respects to former Prime Minister at BJP Headquarters.

PM Modi Pays Tribute
Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays last respects to the former prime minister at BJP headquarters.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays last respects to former PM.

Vajpayee's Mortal Remains Reach at BJP Headquarter
Atal Bihari Vajpayee's mortal remains have reached the BJP’s headquarters.
Senior BJP leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP Chief Amit Shah, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, UP CM Yogi Adityanath and other BJP leaders are present at the party headquarters to pay their last respects to the former prime minister.

Pak Govt, Leaders Pay Tribute to Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Pakistan government and leaders pay respects to Atal Bihari Vajpayee and said the former Indian prime minister contributed in bringing "a change" in bilateral ties and remained a key supporter of regional cooperation for development
Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan also expressed condolences over Vajpayee's demise, saying his efforts for India-Pakistan peace will always be remembered.

Huge Crowd Gathered Outside BJP Headquarters
Huge crowd gathers outside at the BJP Headquarters where mortal remains of the former PM is kept.

Vajpayee's Mortal Remains Enroute to BJP Headquarters
Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee's coffin is being moved from his Krishna Menon residence to the BJP headquarters.
Prime Minister Modi Arrives at BJP Headquarters
PM Narendra Modi arrives at BJP headquarters at Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg where mortal remains of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee is kept.

Supreme Court Observes Half-Day Holiday
The Supreme Court will observe a half-day holiday on Friday, 17 August to pay respects to Atal Bihari Vajpayee and will sit till 1 pm.
Delhi High court and all District courts will also function till 1 pm.

Nation is sad at the Death of Its Former Prime Minister
Students participated in a candlelight vigil to pay tribute to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in Chennai, on Thursday, 16 August. Students participated in a candlelight vigil to pay tribute to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, in Chennai. People pay tribute to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee during Ganga Aarti, at Dashashwamedh Ghat in Varanasi.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu Pays Tribute
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu pays tribute to the former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Rahul Gandhi Reaches Vajpayee's Residence
Congress President Rahul Gandhi reaches Vajpayee’s Residence to pay tribute to the former PM.

NSA Ajit Doval reaches Former PM's Residence
National Security Advisor Ajit Doval pays tribute to the former prime minister at his residence in Delhi.

Army Chief & Chief of Naval Staff Pay Respects
Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lamba pays tribute to Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Army Chief Bipin Rawat pays respects to the former prime minister.
Army Chief Bipin Rawat and Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba pay tribute to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at his residence in Delhi.

Security Beefed up for Former PM's Last Rites
Enlarge security arrangements have been made for the former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's last rites procession.
Delhi Commissioner of Police, Madhur Verma said, "It will be ensured that the people who come to pay last respects don’t face any inconvenience and that there is no compromise with security."

Javed Akhtar & Shabana Azmi Pay Respects to the former PM
Javed Akhtar and Shabana Azmi arrive at former PM Atal Bihari’s residence to pay last respects.
Speaking to the media, Javed Akhtar said, "Very rare that a politician is respected across party lines. People with different ideology have also come as they love him because he used to love all."


RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat Pays Respects to the Former Prime Minister
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat pays tribute to the former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at his residence in Delhi.

Kerala & TN Governors Pay Respects
Kerala Governor P Sathasivam and Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit pay respects to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at his residence in Delhi.

Former PM's Mortal Remains to be Taken to BJP Head Quarters
Trucks which will be a part of the funeral in which former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee's mortal remains will be taken to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) headquarters and for funeral.

Mahesh Bhatt tweeted Condolences
Bollywood director Mahesh Bhatt also tweeted condolences on the passing of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, saying, "there has never been a more empathetic political leader in India than Vajpayee ji! He belonged to a different class of politician that this country no longer produces, We will deeply miss you, Sir! RIP."

Russian President Vladimir Putin, US State Dept Offered Condolences on Vajpayee's Death
Russian President Vladimir Putin offered condolences on the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Before Putin, the US State Department's Heather Nauert tweeted the country's condolences for the death of the former Prime Minister.


Delhi Police Issues Traffic Advisory Ahead of Vajpayee's Funeral
Several roads in Delhi will be closed for the public tomorrow in view of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's funeral, the Delhi Traffic Police said.
Some of the roads that will be closed from 8 am tomorrow are Krishna Menon Marg, Sunehri Bagh Road, Tughlak Road, Akbar Road, Tees January Marg, Man Singh Road, Bhagwan Dass Road, Shahjahan Road and Sikandara Road.
DDU Marg, IP Marg, BSZ Marg (from Tilak Bridge to Delhi Gate), JLN Marg (from Rajghat to Delhi Gate) will also be closed, the traffic police said.
Commuters have been advised to use Aurobindo Marg, Safdarjung Road, Mother Teresa Crescent, Park Street, Mandir Marg to travel between north and south Delhi.


DMK Leaders MK Stalin, Kanimozhi Pay Respect to Vajpayee
DMK leaders MK Stalin and Kanimozhi paid their tributes to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at his residence in Delhi. DMK leader MK Stalin pays tribute to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at his residence in Delhi, in the early hours of 17 August.

Sri Lankan Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs to Attend Vajpayee's Funeral
Lakshman Kiriella, acting minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka will attend former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's funeral on 17 August.

Political Leaders Pay Their Last Tributes to Vajpayee at His Residence
From President Ram Nath Kovind to Sonia Gandhi to Pranab Mukherjee to Murli Manohar Joshi, and even Tripura CM Biplab Deb, political leaders cutting across party lines, gathered at former prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's residence in Delhi to pay their last tributes on 16 August night.

Lights of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in Mumbai Remain Off on 16 August
Lights of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus railway station (CMST) in Mumbai remained off on 16 August as a mark of respect to the departed soul of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee.


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