NEW-Delhi: Former Indian prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpaye breathed his last breath on Thursday, dying at the age of 93.
Indian incumbent prime minister Narendra Modi expressed sadness over the death of Atal Bihari Vajpaye
India grieves the demise of our beloved Atal Ji.
His passing away marks the end of an era. He lived for the nation and served it assiduously for decades. My thoughts are with his family, BJP Karyakartas and millions of admirers in this hour of sadness. Om Shanti.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 16, 2018
According to Indian media reports, the former Indian prime minister was suffering from chronic kidney disease for a long time.