Atal Bihari Vajpayee: Biography, Facts & Life Story

Former Prime Minister of India is no more with us Vajpayee, who was ill for a long time, was admitted to AIIMS on 11 June. But in the last few hours, due to deteriorating health, he has now left us.

Friends, Atal Bihari Vajpayee was such a person whose opponents also respected him wholeheartedly. And then along the lines of a true politician, Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji had made a different image of himself with hard work, dedication, and loyalty.

And the amazing art of conveying his thoughts to the people through words only gave him a different identity in politics.

By the way, it is very difficult to cover in a few words the whole life of such a great personality. But still through this blog, we try to know the whole life of Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

So, friends, this story begins on 25 December 1924 when Atal Bihari Vajpayee was born in Gwalior city of Madhya Pradesh.

His father’s name was Krishna Bihari Vajpayee, he was a teacher. And his mother’s name was Krishna Devi. Although Atal Ji’s father was a teacher as well as a famous poet. And perhaps it was from his father that the interest to write poems developed in Atal.

Atal ji did his early studies at Saraswati Shishu Mandir and Gorkhi Bada Gwalior School and for graduation, he took admission to Maharani Laxmibai College. And later he also did post graduation with Master of Arts in D.A.Bhi College Kanpur.

And friends, Atal Ji used to have a lot of attachment to politics from the beginning. And so when he was 15 years old, he joined the RSS and later he was arrested during the Quit India Movement in 1942.

And for this reason, he had to spend 23 days in jail as well. However, in a real sense, Atal ji entered politics in the year 1944 when he was appointed as the General Secretary of Arya Samaj in Gwalior.

Apart from this, he was already associated with the RSS. And by this age, he had decided that he would not marry to serve the country.

And now his stature was gradually increasing in Gwalior of politics. And in 1959, for the first time, while living in the Bharatiya Jana Sangh Party, he contested the Lok Sabha elections from two different places. In which he could not win from Mathura but managed to win from Balrampur.

And at the same time, seeing Kamal’s ability to deliver his speech, the then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru said that Atal Bihari Vajpayee would definitely become the Prime Minister of India someday.

And the responsibility of taking this party forward was on the shoulders of Atal ji Jawan. However, during the Emergency from 1975 to 1977, he was arrested along with many other leaders. But when elections were held again in 1977, the Janata Dal formed the government. In Morarji Desai was made the Prime Minister of the country and Atal ji was made the Foreign Minister of that time.

And friends, Atal Ji was a foreign Prime Minister who gave his speech in the Hindi language at United Nations General Assembly. However, the Janata Dal government fell in 1979 and by then Atalji had established himself as a respectable politician.

And in 1980, Atal Ji founded the Bharatiya Janata Party with his long-time friends Lal Krishna Advani and Bhero Singh Shekhawat.

And thus the first chapter of the party was appointed. However, in the 1984 elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party got only 2 seats. In this, one to Atal ji and the other to Lala Krishna Advani ji. But this did not make much difference to Atal ji and he continued to do his bit.

And then gradually moving forward till 1996, Atal ji’s party emerged as the largest party and he became the Prime Minister of India for the first time on 16 May 1996. But unfortunately, this government was a coalition government, so it could not continue for long. And then after 13 days, Atal ji toppled the government by resigning.

And then later on, in 1998, when the elections were held once again, the BJP along with the NDA formed the government here again. But this government also fell within 13 months, but friends, during this time Atal Bihari Vajpayee had ordered Pokhran nuclear test.

However, shortly after the fall of the government, re-elections were held and again the BJP-led NDA alliance got 303 seats.

And in this way, on 13 October 1999, Atal ji was sworn in as the Prime Minister for the third time. And this time also managed to fulfill his fear. And during his tenure, he also did many good works.

So that India’s economy can progress a lot, but after the election in 2004, he retired from politics in view of his age.

But even today the politicians of every party consider him as their ideal and he has also been honored with Bharat Ratna for the great work done in the interest of the country.

Along with this, his patriotism and thinking toward the country can now be seen through many of his books and poems. But friends are no longer with us but they will always be alive in our hearts.

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