Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Atal Bihari Vajpayee is the 10th Prime Minister of India, who belongs to right-wing political party Bharatiya Janata Party. He was born on December 25, 1924 in Gwalior state in India. He was awarded Padma Vibhushan and Bharat Ratna.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Facts About Atal Bihari Vajpayee: 10 Interesting, and Mind Blowing Facts About Former PM

1. Written Many Books

It is one of the lesser known facts about Atal Bihari Vajpayee. He has written many books, such as Sankalp-Kaal, Vicara bindu, Meri Ekyavan Kavitayen, Decisive days, Bindu-bindu vicara, Shakti Se Shanti, Foreign affairs, Selected Poems, State of the nation, Kya Khoya Kya Paya, and many more.

2. Awarded India’s Highest Honour

Did you know? AB Vajpayee was awarded India’s second and first highest civilian honour i.e. Padma Vibhushan and Bharat Ratna. The Bharat Ratna awardees are a few in numbers.

3. Called “Baap Ji”

Did you know? He is being called as “Baap ji” by his family members and close friends. It is one of the lesser known and interesting facts about Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

4. Came to Politics by Mistake

It is one of the most interesting facts about Atal Bihari Vajpayee. He always wanted to become a journalist but came to politics by mistake. He told this fact during an interview.

5. Eats Non-Vegetarian Food

Did you know? It is one of the most interesting facts about Atal Bihari Vajpayee. He is a Brahmin and still eats non-veg food, rare in India.

6. Los Election in 1981 Lok Sabha Elections

It is one of the lesser known and mind blowing facts about Atal Bihari Vajpayee. He lost 1981 Lok Sabha Elections against Madhav Rao Sindhiya (Scindia) from Gwalior constituency.

7. Never Married to Anyone

It is one of the most popular and known facts about Atal Bihari Vajpayee. He never married to anyone but has an adopted daughter.

8. Against Narendra Modi’s Role in 2002 Riots

Atal Bihari Vajpayee openly told Narendra Modi that, he didn’t played the duty of ruler / leader (Raj Dharma) during Gujarat 2002 riots. However, Narendra Modi continued his political career as the Chief Minister of Gujarat.

9. Studied At DAV College Kanpur

Did you know where he studied? It is one of the most interesting things about Atal Bihari Vajpayee. He studied at DAV College Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh. He went to the college with his father for studies.

10. Predicted by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru

It is one of the unknown facts about Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Once the Prime Minister of India Shri Jawaharlal Nehru told and predicted that, Atal Bihari Vajpayee would become the Prime Minister of India.

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Article Title: Facts About Atal Bihari Vajpayee: 10 Interesting, and Mind Blowing Facts About Former PM
Article first published on March 12, 2017.

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