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India's three-time prime minister Vajpayee dies: Modi

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20:35, August 16, 2018

Three-time Indian prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee has died, current leader Narendra Modi said Thursday of the ailing 93-year-old who had been hospitalised.

"It was Atal Ji's exemplary leadership that set the foundations for a strong, prosperous and inclusive India in the 21st century," Modi said in a tweet Thursday, using a Hindi-language honorific.

"Atal Ji's passing away is a personal and irreplaceable loss for me."

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