Narendra Modi hands over Bangladesh war honour to Vajpayee's family

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New Delhi, June 11:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday handed over the Bangladesh Liberation War Honour to the family members of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, an official statement said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday "handed over the Bangladesh Liberation War Honour to the family members of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee - Ranjan Bhattacharya, Namita Bhattacharya, and Niharika Bhattacharya", a statement from the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said.

Modi meets Atal Bihari Vajpayee's family

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj was also present on the occasion.

Modi had received the honour on behalf of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, during his recent visit to Bangladesh.

Bangladesh conferred the award on Vajpayee for his contribution to the South Asian nation's fight for liberation from Pakistan.

IANS

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