Atal Bihari Vajpayee Birthday: Today is the birthday of Atal Bihari Vajpayee who is often referred to as one of the best Prime Ministers India has ever had. He was born on on December 25, 1924 in Gwalior. He belongs to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and served as the 10th Indian Prime Minister, firstly for 13 days in the year 1996 and then, from 1998 to 2004. He has also been conferred with the India’s highest civilian honour.
Things to know about Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his Birthday
- He served a full five-year term and with this, became the first Indian Prime Minister from outside the Indian National Congress party to serve the term.
- In over four decades, he has become a member of Lok Sabha ten times and twice a member of Rajya Sabha.
- Until 2009, Shree Atal Bihari Vajpayee has been the Member of Parliament for Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
- His birthday, 25th December has been declared as the Good Governance Day.
- He was also one of the members who founded the Bharatiya Jana Sangh.
- Being in the cabinet of Morarji Desai, he was the Minister of External Affairs.
- After the Janata government collapsed, Bharatiya Janata Party came into existence.
- Atal Bihari Vajpayee is also a poet.
- His first involvement in politics was during the Quit India Movement of 1942-1945 as a freedom fighter.
- He, later, also became a member of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).
Shree Atal Bihari Vajpayee is undoubtedly one of the best politicians India has ever had and his efforts have proved him to be a great human also. We too wish him a very Happy Birthday!