Death Anniversary of Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee • Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, A man of the masses, firm in his political convictions. • Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee has been elected to the Lok Sabha (House of the People) nine times and to the Rajya Sabha (House of the States) twice, a record by itself. • As India’s Prime Minister, Foreign Minister, Chairperson of various important Standing Committees of Parliament and Leader of the Opposition, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee has been an active participant in shaping India’s post-Independence domestic and foreign policy. • Born in the family of a humble school teacher on December 25 1924, in the erstwhile princely state of Gwalior. • India’s second highest civilian honour, the Padma Vibhushan, was conferred upon him in recognition of his selfless dedication to his first and only love, India, and his more than half-a-century of service to society and the nation. • In 1994, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee was named India’s ‘Best Parliamentarian. • In late December 2014 Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee was awarded the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honour.