August 16, 2018 15:18 IST

Atal Bihari Vajpayee no more: Rare and unseen pictures of former Prime Minister

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Atal Bihari Vajpayee with Karunanudhi Atal Behari Vajpayee (L) and M. Karunanudhi (R) wave to their supporters during an election campaign rally in Madras 07 May 2001. The Dravida Munetra Kazhakam (DMK) party led by Karunanidhi and Vajpayee's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have formed an alliance to jointly contest the forthcoming assembly elections 10 May in Tamil Nadu. Credit: (Photo by STR/AFP/Getty Images)
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Atal Bihari Vajpayee with Mother Teresa Atal Bihari Vajpayee (L) greets Nobel laureate Mother Teresa 17 May at Vajpayee's residence in New Delhi. Mother Teresa paid the courtesy call one day after Vajpayee took the oath of office as India's 10th prime minister. Credit: (Photo by TEKEE TANWAR/AFP/Getty Images)
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Atal Bihari Vajpayee with Krishna Advani In this picture taken 11 May 1996, Bharatiya Janata Party leaders Atal Behari Vajpayee (L) and Lal Krishna Advani embracing after Vajpayee succeeded Advani as party president in New Delhi. Credit: (Photo by TEKEE TANWAR/AFP/Getty Images)
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Atal Bihari Vajpayee with George W. Bush George W. Bush (R) and Atal Vajpayee (L) hold a joint press conference at the White House 09 November 2001 in Washington, DC. Bush and Vajpayee met earlier in the Oval Office to discuss the war in Afghanistan. Bush said he and Vajpayee would 'fight terrorism together' and declared he wanted to build a 'fundamentally' different bilateral relationship. Credit: (Photo by STEPHEN JAFFE/AFP/Getty Images)
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Atal Bihari Vajpayee with Pervez Musharraf In this picture taken on July 15, 2001, Pakistani's Pervez Musharraf (L) salutes the media as Atal Behari Vajpayee looks on prior to summit talks between both leaders at the Jaypee Palace Hotel in Agra. Credit: (Photo by JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)
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Atal Bihari Vajpayee with Robert Kocharian and A P.J. Abdul Kalam Armenia's Robert Kocharian (L) shakes hands with Atal Behari Vajpayee (R) as they are watched by India's President A P.J. Abdul Kalam (C) at a ceremonial reception at Rastraphati Bhawan, New Delhi, 31 October 2003. Credit: (Photo by STR/AFP/Getty Images)
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Atal Bihari Vajpayee with Sonia Gandhi This picture taken 19 November 2003 shows Indian opposition leader and President of Congress Party Sonia Gandhi (L) talking with Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee as they meet at the presentation of the India Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development 2002 at The Presidential Palace in New Delhi. Credit: (Photo by RAVEENDRAN/AFP/Getty Images)