Vajpayee Vignettes: A Photo Essay

The Poet At Pokharan In this May 20, 1998, file photo, former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee visits the nuclear test site in Pokhran. Vajpayee, 93, passed away on Thursday, Aug 16, 2018, at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi after a prolonged illness.

‘You Can Change Friends, Not Neighbours’

[caption id="attachment_29743" align="alignnone" width="300"] In this Sept 23, 1998, photo Vajpayee is seen with the then Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at a meeting in New York, USA. Vajpayee remained a proponent of resolving issues with neighbours through dialogue.[/caption]

Historic Delhi-To-Lahore Bus Takes Off

[caption id="attachment_29744" align="alignnone" width="300"] In this Feb 19, 1999, file photo former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee waves from the maiden Delhi-Lahore bus service on his arrival at Lahore to attend a Summit in Pakistan. The Kargil misadventure by Pakistan Army followed soon thereafter.[/caption]

Raj Dharma: With Advani And Modi

[caption id="attachment_29745" align="alignnone" width="300"] In this file photo Vajpayee is seen with senior BJP leader LK Advani and the then Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi at a public meeting in Ahmedabad. After Godhra riots, the poet prime minister publicly reminded the chief minister of Raj Dharma to be followed by a ruler.[/caption]

Friendly With Political Opponents

[caption id="attachment_29746" align="alignnone" width="300"] In this Dec 6, 2002 photo Vajpayee is seen with the then Congress President Sonia Gandhi at a function at Parliament House in New Delhi.[/caption]

A Light Moment With ‘Young Turk’

[caption id="attachment_29747" align="alignnone" width="300"] In this Dec 24, 2004, photo Vajpayee is seen with former PM Chandrashekhar in New Delhi.[/caption]

Passing On The Wisdom

[caption id="attachment_29748" align="alignnone" width="300"] In this Dec 25, 2009 picture, B Vajpayee is seen with his grand-daughter on his 85th birthday, in New Delhi.[/caption]  ]]>