Minister and a great leader died on Thursday, 16th August at the age of 93 at New Delhi’s AIIMS hospital. He has been regarded by all the political parties despite the political differences they may have. On his death not only political associates but entire nation is mourning. He was a great orator and poet. We bring you 10 things you need to know about our beloved ex-Prime Minister of India.
1#. Atal Bihar Vajpayee was born on December 25, 1924 in Gwalior.
2#. His active involvement began in politics as a freedom-fighter during the Quit India Movement of 1924-1945
3#. He was the first head of movement outside the Congress party to serve a full five-year government term.
4#. 10 times, Vajpayee served the Lok Sabha that began in 1957 and concluded in 2009.
5#. Vajpayee delivered a widely acclaimed speech to the United Nations General Assembly in Hindi as an external affairs minister in Morarji Desai Government.
6#. He was honoured with Bharat Ratna in 2015, India’s highest civilian honour.
7#. He and his father attended the same Law College in Kanpur. They studied law together.
8#. A good politician- His birthday is celebrated as Good Governance Day in India on 25th December.
9#. A bold politician- Vajpayee took the toughest and boldest decision for Kargil War.
10#. He took oath as a Prime Minister of India on 16th May 1996 as a 10th Prime Minister.
We give our deep respect to this great leader of humanity and his oratory and farsightedness will be remembered by all Indians.