Atal Bihari Vajpayee (Politician) Biography, Personal Life, Physical Statistics, Education, Luxuries, Income & More
Atal Bihari Vajpayee is an Indian politician. He was the 10th Prime Minister of India, first for 13 days in 1996 and then from 1998 to 2004. He is the first Prime Minister from outside the Indian National Congress party to serve a full five-year term. Vajpayee is currently the oldest living former Indian Prime Minister. Vajpayee was elected to the Lok Sabha ten times, twice to the Rajya Sabha and the Member of Parliament for Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh until 2009 when he retired from active politics due to health concerns. He was also the Minister of External Affairs.
Name: Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Nickname: Atal jee
Profession: Indian Statesman
DOB: December 25, 1924
Birth Place: Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India
Home Town: Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India
Home Address: 6-A, Krishna Menon Marg, New Delhi – 110011
Best Friends: Not Known
Hobbies: Poetry, Cooking, Listening to Indian Music, Reading, Travelling
Debut Work: In August 1942 he participated in the Quit India Movement
Party: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
Height: 168 centimetres
Weight: 76 kilograms
Body: Not Known
Hair Color: Black and White
Marital Status: Unmarried
Wife: Not Applicable
GF: Not Known
Kids: Namita (adopted)
Father: Krishna Bihari Vajpayee
Mother: Krishna Devi
Brothers/Sisters: Avadh Bihari Vajpayee, Prem Bihari Vajpayee, Suda Bihari Vajpayee, Urmila Mishra, Vimala Mishra, Kamala Devi
School: Government Higher secondary school, Gorkhi, Bara, Gwalior
College (Graduation): Victoria College (now Laxmi Bai College), Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India
College (Post-Graduation):Dayanand Anglo-Vedic (DAV) College, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
Educational Qualification: Graduation with distinction in Hindi, English and Sanskrit from Gwalior’s Victoria College, M.A. in Political Science
Cars: BMW 7-series
Bikes: Not Known
House: Properties in various cities, like Delhi and Mmali
Net Income: $2 million (estimate)
Film: Devdas (1955), Bandini, Teesri Kasam, Mausam (1975), Mamta and Aandhi, Bridge Over the River Kwai, Born Free and Gandhi
Actor: Sanjeev Kumar, Dilip Kumar
Actress: Suchitra Sen, Rakhee and Nutan
Song: Music of Lata Mangeshkar, Mukesh and S.D. Burman
More Information and Facts about Atal Bihari Vajpayee
- His Social and political works include National Integration (1961), Dynamics of an Open Society (1977), New Dimensions of India’s Foreign Policy (1979), Heal the Wounds: Vajpayee’s appeal on Assam tragedy to the Parliament (1983), Kucha Lekha, Kucha Bhashana (1996), Sekyularavada: Bharatiya Parikalpana (Da. Rajendra Prasada Smaraka Vyakhyanamala) (1996), Bindu-Bindu Vicara (1997), Rajaniti ki Rapatili Rahem (1997), Back to Square One (1998), Decisive Days (1999), Sakti Se Santi (1999), Vicara-Bindu (Hindi Edition, 2000), Nayi Chunauti, Naya Avasara (Hindi Edition, 2002), India’s Perspectives on ASEAN and the Asia-Pacific Region (2003).
- His books include India’s Foreign Policy: New Dimensions (1977), Assam Problem: Repression no Solution (1981), Atal Bihari Vaj Mem Tina Dasaka (1992), Pradhan Mantri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ke Chune Hue Bhashana (2000), Values, Vision & Verses of Vajpayee: India’s Man of Destiny (2001), National Integration (1961), Dynamics of an Open Society (1977), Kucha Lekha, Kucha Bhashana (1996), Sekyularavada: Bharatiya Parikalpana (Da. Rajendra Prasada Smaraka Vyakhyanamala) (1996), Rajaniti ki Rapatili Rahem (1997), Back to Square One (1998), Decisive Days (1999), Sakti Se Santi (1999), India’s Perspectives on ASEAN and the Asia-Pacific Region (2003).
- His poetry includes Meri Ikyavana Kavitaem (1995), Meri Ikyavana Kavitaem (Hindi Edition, 1995), Sreshtha Kabita (1997), Nayi Disha – An Album with Jagjit Singh (1995), Kya Khoya Kya Paya: Atal Bihari Vajapeyi, Vyaktitva Aur Kavitaem (Hindi Edition, 1999), Samvedna – An Album with Jagjit Singh (1995) and Twenty-One Poems (2003).
- His speeches include Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, President’s addresses (2000), Presidential address (1986), Presidential address: Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha session, Bhagalpur (Bihar), 5 6 & 7 May 1972.
- Vajpayee underwent knee replacement surgery at Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai in 2001. He suffered a stroke in 2009 which impaired his speech. His health has been a major source of concern and those in the know say he is often confined to a wheelchair and fails to recognize people. He is said to be suffering from dementia and long-term diabetes. He is not known to have attended any public event in recent years. He rarely ventures out of the house, except for checkups at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences.
- He was awarded in 1992 with the Padma Vibhushan,in1993, he got the D. Lit. from Kanpur University, in 1994, Lokmanya Tilak Award, in 1994, Outstanding Parliamentarian Award, in 1994, Bharat Ratna Pandit Govind Vallabh Pant Award, in 2015, Bharat Ratna and in 2015, Bangladesh Liberation War honour.
- Vajpayee has visited several countries, first in 1965 as a member of the Parliamentary Goodwill Mission to East Africa. He was also part of the Parliamentary Delegations to Australia in 1967, the European Parliament in 1983, and Canada in 1987. He was part of the official Indian Delegation to Commonwealth Parliamentary Association meetings held in Canada in 1966 and 1994, Zambia in 1980, and the Isle of Man in 1984. He led the Indian Delegation to the Human Rights Commission Meeting at Geneva in 1993 and the Delegation of Standing Committees of External Affairs to Gulf countries.