Atal Bihari Vajpayee

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Moderate and charismatic

In these photos taken by Indian Express photo editor Praveen Jain over the years, Atal Bihari Vajpayee can be seen in many moods  

Mass mourning

People gather in large numbers to shower petals on Vajpayee’s last remains as the procession passes down Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg Photos: Harkirat Kaur

Man of the Middle Ground

It was in February 1999 that I first saw and heard Atal Bihari Vajpayee in person. I was an undergraduate student in Hindu College, Delhi University, and Vajpayee was the…

‘My journey with him, in one word: Intense’

“He always came across as someone very normal, and humane—but also one who never swayed from his ideologies.” This is what Shakti Sinha said of his friend and former Prime…