Welcome, friends; in today’s article, we will tell you about a person whose name you must have heard.
Yes, friends, his name is Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ji.
In this article, we will talk about all aspects of his life, like where was his place of birth?
Where did he get his education? When did you start your political career?
And let’s start without wasting your time on all their contributions, etc.
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Atal Bihari Vajpayee Biography
By the way, friends, you must have heard the name of Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ji many times in Indian history as a Prime Minister, and you will also know many things related to him.
But Atal Ji was a good leader as well as a good journalist and poet.
He had won the hearts of the leaders of the parties and the opposition through poems many times inside the Indian House as well. He inherited the quality of poetry from his father.
Early life: When and where was Atal Bihari Vajpayee born?
Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a three-time prime minister in Indian history, was born in a middle-class family on December 25 1924, in a village in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh district (ancestral village – Bateshwar).
His father, Krishna Bihari Vajpayee, was a teacher and poet. His mother’s name was Krishna Devi Vajpayee, and he had seven siblings, whose names we will tell you later.
When and from where did Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ji receive an education?
Vajpayee Ji received his high school education from Saraswati Shiksha Mandir, Gorkhi, Bada, Vidyalaya, after which he completed his graduation from Laxmibai College and took his Bachelor of Law degree in Economics from DAV College located in Kanpur. .
Atal Ji used to take part in debates related to political facts from student life. He always used to participate in such competitions.
Later in 1939, he also volunteered in his student life. He also worked as an editor in a Hindi newspaper.
Let us tell you that Vajpayee Ji never married, and he adopted two daughters who were BN Call’s daughters, Namita and Nandita.
He fought together with many leaders in the freedom struggle. Then it was a sad day for our country when he breathed his last on August 16 2018, at AIIMS Hospital, Delhi.
This day was a day of significant loss for all the fellow citizens of our country.
Our country has lost a great politician. Even today, he is remembered with respect by the speeches given by Atal Ji, books written, poems, and works done by the Prime Minister.
Political life/journey of Atal Bihari Vajpayee
- Atal Bihari Vajpayee started his political career in 1942. As you all know, the Quit India Movement was in full swing then, and his brother was arrested in this movement. His brother had to stay in jail for 23 days, after which he was released. At the same time, he met Syama Prasad Mookerjee and joined the Bharatiya Jana Sangh Party at his request. Bharatiya Jana Sangh Party was formed in the year 1951.
- After this, in 1957, Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ji was given a ticket by Jan Sangh Party as its candidate for the election from Balrampur Lok Sabha seat of Uttar Pradesh district, and Atal Ji registered his first victory in the Lok Sabha elections. After this, seeing his achievement, he was made the party president. Atal Ji was the Foreign Minister in Morarji Desai’s government for two years, from 1977 to 1979, due to which he contributed a lot to our country in preparing the background of a confident country abroad.
- After this, in 1980, Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ji formed his party, Bharatiya Janata Party, and took over as the President on April 06 1980. The Lok Sabha election in 1996 was the first victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party across the country. With this election, BJP established its government for the first time in the country, and for only 13 days, from May 06 to June 21 1996, Atal Ji was sworn in as the tenth Prime Minister of the country.
- After running the government for only 13 days, Atal Ji’s government fell, and then in 1988, after two years of the government’s fall, the party came to power. On March 19 1998, Atal Ji took oath as the Prime Minister for the second time and again on October 10 1999. He was sworn in as the Prime Minister for the third time.
Significant work / achievements done by Atal Ji during the tenure of Prime Minister
Made India a nuclear power country
First of all, Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ji, while being the Prime Minister, made our country a nuclear-powered country by detonating five underground nuclear tests on May 11 and May 13 in Rajasthan’s Pokhran in 1998.
It was a bold step which gave our country a different identity. This nuclear test of India was done in such secrecy that even the modern technology of western countries could not catch it.
After the nuclear test, some countries also imposed many sanctions, but Atal Ji did not care about all these things and went ahead and took our country to the heights of new economic development.
Initiative to improve relations with Pakistan
Atal Ji started the bus service from Delhi to Lahore on February 19 1999, as Sada-e-Sarhad.
He took the initiative to improve the mutual relationship between the two countries by starting a bus service.
At that time, he also visited Pakistan and met the then Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
Kargil War (1999)
After some time Pakistani army and terrorists, at the behest of Pakistani army chief Pervez Musharraf started infiltrating the Kargil area and captured many mountain peaks.
Then in retaliation, the government of Atal Bihari Ji took concrete steps and gave open support to the Indian Army so that our Army drove the Pakistani soldiers and crushed them.
Golden Quadrilateral Project
Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ji has done the work of connecting the roadways of India from all four corners.
This work was done to connect major cities like Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai and Mumbai with highways named Golden Quadrilateral Project and till now, the government of Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ji has built a maximum number of roads.
Total Assets of Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Atal Ji has a net worth of $2 million. Apart from this, Atal Ji also has a flat in the East Kailash area of Delhi, which is worth crores of rupees.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee received awards and honors
|Award given by
|doctor of letter
|Outstanding Parliamentarian Award
|Lokmanya Tilak Award
|Bharat Ratna Pandit Govind Vallabh Pant Award
|Bangladesh Liberation War Honor