Atal Bihari Vajpayee's portrait unveiled at Parliament's Central Hall
New Delhi, Feb 12: President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday unveiled a life-size portrait of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in Central Hall of Parliament House in the presence of Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Vajpayee, a towering BJP leader became the Prime Minister for the first time in 1996 for 13 days, then for 13 months from 1998 to 1999, and then from 1999 to 2004.
Born on December 25, 1924, in Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh, the BJP veteran passed away on August 16, 2018, after a prolonged illness.
The decision to install the portrait of the Bharat Ratna was taken on December 18 at a meeting of Parliament's Portrait Committee chaired by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan.
He passed away on August 16, 2018 at the age of 93 years after a prolonged illness.