Atal bihari Vajpayee biography

Atal bihari Vajpayee

Born25 December 1924Atal bihari Vajpayee
Gwalior State
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Other political
Bharatiya Jana Sangh (Before 1980)
Alma materVictoria College (Now Laxmibai College), Gwalior
DAV College, Kanpur
Political activist

Atal bihari Vajpayee biography 

Shri Atal bihari Vajpayee was Prime Minister of India from May 16-31, 1996, and then again from March 19, 1998 to May 13, 2004. With his swearing-in as Prime Minister after the parliamentary election of October 1999, he became the first and only person since Jawaharlal Nehru to occupy the office of the Prime Minister of India through three successive Lok Sabhas. Shri Vajpayee was the first Prime Minister since Smt. Indira Gandhi to lead his party to victory in successive elections.


  • 1951 - Founder-Member, Bharatiya Jana Sangh (B.J.S)
  • 1957 - Elected to 2nd Lok Sabha
  • 1957-77 - Leader, Bharatiya Jana Sangh Parliamentary Party
  • 1962 - Member, Rajya Sabha
  • 1966-67 - Chairman, Committee on Government Assurances
  • 1967 - Re-elected to 4th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
  • 1967-70 - Chairman, Public Accounts Committee
  • 1968-73 - President, B.J.S.
  • 1971 - Re-elected to 5th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
  • 1977 - Re-elected to 6th Lok Sabha (4th term)
  • 1977-79 - Union Cabinet Minister, External Affairs
  • 1977-80 - Founder - Member, Janata Party
  • 1980 - Re-elected to 7th Lok Sabha (5th term)
  • 1980-86- President, Bharatiya Janata Party (B.J.P.)
  • 1980-84, 1986 and 1993-96 - Leader, B.J.P. Parliamentary Party
  • 1986 - Member, Rajya Sabha; Member, General Purposes Committee
  • 1988-90 - Member, House Committee; Member, Business Advisory Committee
  • 1990-91- Chairman, Committee on Petitions
  • 1991- Re-elected to 10th Lok Sabha (6th term)
  • 1991-93 - Chairman, Public Accounts Committee
  • 1993-96 - Chairman, Committee on External Affairs; Leader of Opposition, Lok Sabha
  • 1996 - Re-elected to 11th Lok Sabha (7th term)
  • 16 May 1996 - 31 May 1996 - Prime Minister of India; Minister of External Affairs and also incharge of Ministries/Departments of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Civil Supplies, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution, Coal, Commerce, Communications, Environment and Forests, Food Processing Industries, Human Resource Development, Labour, Mines, Non-Conventional Energy Sources, Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension, Petroleum and Natural Gas, Planning and Programme Implementation, Power, Railways, Rural Areas and Employment, Science and Technology, Steel, Surface Transport, Textiles, Water Resources, Atomic Energy, Electronics, Jammu & Kashmir Affairs, Ocean Development, Space and other subjects not allocated to any other Cabinet Minister
  • 1996-97 - Leader of Opposition, Lok Sabha
  • 1997-98 - Chairman, Committee on External Affairs
  • 1998 - Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (8th term)
  • 1998-99 - Prime Minister of India; Minister of External Affairs; and also incharge of Ministries/Department not specifically allocated to the charge of any Minister
  • 1999- Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (9th term)
  • 13 Oct.1999 to 13 May 2004- Prime Minister of India and also in charge of the Ministries/Departments not specifically allocated to the charge of any Minister


happiest moment : Yet to come... uptill now, the occassion when I delivered a speech in Hindi at the United Nations General Assembly.
 saddest moment : When I lost my father.
closest friends : L.K. Advani, Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, N.M. Ghatate, Jaswant Singh, Dr Mukund Modi.
 favourite clothes : 'Dhoti Kurta'... occasionally a 'Pathani' Suit.
favourite colour : Blue.
favourite places : Manali, Almora and Mount Abu.
favourite food : Fish and Chinese Cuisine. 'Khichdi', 'Kheer' and 'Malpua' .
favourite eating joints in Delhi : 'Paranthewali Gali', 'Sagar' and 'Chungwa'.
favourite singers and instrumentalists : Bhimsen Joshi(Vocalist), Amjad Ali Khan (Sarod Maestro) and Hari Prasad Chaurasia (Flautist).
favourite songs : "Ore Maanjhi" rendered by S.D. Burman...and "Kabhi Kabhi mere Dil Mein" by Mukesh\Lata Mangeshkar.
favourite singers : Lata Mangeshkar, Mukesh and Mohammad Rafi.

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