President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and other key Bharatiya Janata Party leaders on Friday paid their tributes to former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his first death anniversary at Sadaiv Atal in New Delhi.
A founder member of the BJP, Vajpayee died last year on August 16 at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences after a prolonged illness. He was 93.
Vajpayee's adopted daughter Namita Kaul Bhattacharya and granddaughter Niharika were also present at the prayer meet.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the 10th Prime Minister of India, led the National Democratic Alliance government from 1998 to 2004 and was the first-ever person from the BJP to have become the country's Prime Minister.
He served as Prime Minister thrice — briefly in 1996, and then for two terms between 1998 and 2004.
Vajpayee's birthday anniversary, on December 25, is celebrated as 'Good Governance Day' by the party. He was awarded Bharat Ratna in 2014.
First Published: IST