One more legend is gone, Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
On August 15, Indians were celebrating 72nd Independence Day.
And the next day, India was mourning.
Rest in peace our beloved Atal Bihari Vajpayee sir.
India will remember Late Vajpayee ji as a man of principles.
Atalji passed away on the same day as Bhagavan Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, another great soul of our nation.
He will remain a source of inspiration for this country.
Grand salute to the soulful heroic father of developing India.
If today we are in safe condition in India, it is because of the Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
He was the real hero of Indian politics, who not only win the hearts of supporters but also of opposers.
India would be in a better position today ,if the Indians had supported the leader in 2004.
Atalji, the best orator, best leader, best Prime Minister, the most clean and intelligent person, which India had ever seen and experienced.
In 11 june 2018, Atal Bihari Vajpayee was administered to AIIMS in critical condition.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee was 93 years old and suffering from kidney tract infection and chest congestion, admitted in AIIMS.
On 16 August evening at 5pm, Atal Ji was died in peace.
His death was confirmed by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee served India for many years.
We can only pray for re-birth of such a gentleman.
The 1st Non Congress Prime Minister, who had served as PM for 13 days too, but also full term too.
Former prime minister and Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee cremated with full state honours and gun salute at Smriti Sthal in Delhi.
Afghanistan Former President Hamid Karzai, Pakistan Law Minister Ali Zafar and Sri Lanka Foreign Minister and many more guests pays last respects to Atal Bihari Vajpayee at Smriti Sthal.
As a tribute to Atal Bihari Vajpayee, several states had declared a public holiday on 17 August.
Let’s take a brief on Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s life and have a look.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee was born on 25 December 1925.
He was an Indian politician who served India three times as a Prime Minister.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee also became the Minister of External Affairs in the cabinet of Prime Minister Morarji Desai in 1977 and resigned in 1979.
He became the first person to speak in Hindi at the United Nations.
Atalji will be remembered for the discovery of Bhartiya Janta Party.
He was belonging from Bharatiya Janata Party as a main political leader.
He was one of the longest-serving parliamentarian.
He did his schooling at the Saraswati Shishu Mandir in Gwalior.
He had completed MA in political science stream from DAV college, Kanpur.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s father was his classmate.
He and his father went to the same Law College (DAV College in Kanpur) together for their Law studies and they even shared the same room in the hostel.
He was a bright student and awarded as first class Post Graduate Degree in Political Science.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee also joined RSS as a volunteer in 1939.
Before joining Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Atal was inclined towards communism and after being influenced by Babasaheb Apte.
In 1942, Atal was arrested along with elder brother Prem for 23 days for participating in Quit India Movement against the British Government in India.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee also went to jail with some other opposition leaders in 1975 during the Internal Emergency imposed by Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister of Indian National Congress party.
In 1992, he was one of the few Hindu leaders to speak out against the destruction of the historic mosque at Ayodhya by anti-Muslim extremists.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee served India as a Prime Minister first time in May 1996, sworn as the 10th Prime Minister of India.
After 13 days as a Prime Minister, he resigned because BJP failed to muster enough support.
He also nominated Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam for the President of India.
In 1998, a number of political parties joined the BJP to form the National Democratic Alliance, the coalition wasn’t easy.
Again in 1998, Atal Bihari Vajpayee was sworn as the Prime Minister.
During this time, India conducted 5 underground nuclear tests in Rajasthan Pokhran desert in May 1998 and put India in the league of the world’s elite nuclear club.
On 19 February 1999, In order to build a strong relation with Pakistan, he took a bus journey named- Sada-e-Sarhad to Lahore.
This time, Vajpayee’s government lasted 13 months until mid-1999.
On 13 October 1999, Atal Bihari Vajpayee was sworn in as Prime Minister of India for third time.
BJP won 303 seats out of the 543 seats in Lok Sabha.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee remained bachelor his whole life.
Atalji never married but had adopted a daughter, raised as his own child Namita Bhattacharya.
Unlike purist Brahmins, Atal Bihari Vajpayee was known to be fond of whiskey and meat.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee started writing poetry since childhood.
When he was in 10th standard, he wrote his famous fiery poem “ Hindu Tan Man, Hindu Jeevan, Rag Rag Hindu- Mera parichay”.
Vajpayee announced his retirement from politics at the end of 2005.
In late December 2014 he was awarded the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honour by Pranab Mukherjee.
Here, Atal Ji’s best poetry, so inspiring and encouraging(in hindi)-
“than gai! maut se than gai!
joojhane ka mera irada na tha,
mod par milenge isaka vaada na tha,
raasta rok kar vah khadee ho gaee,
yoon laga jindagee se badee ho gaee.
maut ki umar kya hai? do pal bhi nahi,
zindagi silsila, aaj kal ki nahin.
main jee bhar jiya, main man se maroon, laut ke aaoonga, kuch se kyun daroon?
too dabe paanv, choree-chhipe se na aa, saamane vaar kar phir mujhe aajama.
maut se bekhabar, zindagi ka safar,
sham har suramee, raat banshee ka svar.
baat aisee nahin ki koi gam hee nahin, dard apne-parae kuchh kam bhee nahin.
pyaar itna paraayon se mujhko mila,
na apnon se baaqi hai koi gila.
har chunauti se do haath mainne kie,
aandhiyon mein jalte hain bujhate die.”
-Written by Hitendra(Intern at BoldBlush)
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