Former Prime Minister of India and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) stalwart, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, 93, was on Monday admitted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for routine check-up and investigation.
Vajpayee was taken to the hospital on the recommendations of doctors. He will undergo the check-ups under the supervision of Dr Randeep Guleria, a pulmonologist and currently director at AIIMS. Dr Guleria has served as personal physician to Vajpayee for over three decades.
Recipient of Padma Vibhushan and Bharat Ratna awards, Vajpayee’s journey with politics began during the Quit India movement in 1942. He was a five time Lok Sabha member from Lucknow in 1991, 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2004 and served a full five year term as Prime Minister of India from 1998 to 2004.