Social media flooded with rumours of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s death

Social media has been full of rumors of the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Mr Vajpayee, who is 93 years old, is among the most respected political leaders in India. He has been suffering from dementia and diabetes and is in a wheelchair.

Mr Vajpayee had a stroke in 2009. Since then his speech has been affected.

Reports about his death have been circulated in social media before also. In 2015, a school teacher from Odisha claimed that Mr Vajpayee was dead. A meet was held by a school to mourn his death.

Mr Vajpayee has been awarded the prestigious ‘Bharat Ratna’. He has been one of the greatest orators that India has witnessed.

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