‘Atal’ One Hundred Per Cent: New 100 Rupee Coin To Be Launched In The Memory Of Former PM Vajpayee

Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee (Photo by Bandeep Singh/The India Today Group/Getty Images)

In a tribute to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a new 100 rupee coin will be minted with his image, reports NDTV.

One of the faces of the 35 gram coin will have an image of Vajpayee with his name inscribed in the Devanagari script and English. The years 1924 and 2018 will be engraved at the bottom of the image, marking his birth and death years.

Another face will have Lion Capitol of Ashoka Pillar in the centre and below that ‘Satyameva Jayate’ inscribed in Devanagari script followed by rupee symbol with 100 in the bottom. On the left side, ‘Bharat’ will be inscribed in Devanagari script and ‘India’ will be on the right in English.

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Atal Bihari Vajpayee died on 16 August 2018 at the age of 93. He served as the prime minister of the India for 13 days in 1996, 13 months in 1998 and for almost six years starting 1999.

Various places also have been named in his memory, including four Himalayan peaks and Chhattisgarh's Atal Nagar (formerly Naya Raipur). Soon, Dehradun airport will also be named after the former prime minister and Hazratganj Chauraha in Lucknow will be renamed as Atal Chowk.

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