Atal Bihari Vajpayee: A politician and a gentleman

Atal Bihari Vajpayee born on 25the December 1924, firmed up his determination to devote himself to a social and cultural cause, in free India. As a teenager, he was comprehending the national developments and had matured by 1947 to realise how tough a task it was for the nation to re-establish itself on the global stage, and simultaneously give its people what they needed to lead a dignified life. He understood the pulse of the people and was blessed with the gift of a flawless oratory that touched the hearts of the listener, both through his speeches, and also his poetry. He endeared himself to the masses, stuck dexterously to his ideological moorings in thick and thin.

Young Atal Bihari Vajpayee became a member of parliament in 1957 when he was only 33 years old. He was very young in the house of veterans of the freedom struggles. It was not only his oratorial skills that impressed everyone including the prime minister Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru, but the content and intensity of analysis, understanding and inference that he presented before the people. He grew up as a talented young person liked and admired by all around him.

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