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Atal Bihari Vajpayee Biography, Age, Death, Height, Weight, Family, Wiki & More

Updated On : August 18, 2018

Short Biography

Atal Bihari Vajpayee, one of the most respected and loved Prime Ministers of India, was born on 25-12-1924 in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India. He was the 10th Indian Prime Minister, a great Politician and a Poet.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee Complete Bio & Career

Atal Bihari Vajpayee was a name, which is well recognized and respectively taken by every citizen of India. He was a man with values and emotions, who acted and reacted in every situation of crisis with all his mind and vigilance. The Bharat Ratna holder was on the chair of Indian Prime Minister for three Nonconsecutive terms between the years 1996 and 2004. He was one of the first Indian leaders, outside the Congress party, to have served a full five-year term for his position. He had always been regarded as one of the most powerful and intelligent decision makers of the economy.
He completed his school level education from Saraswati Shishu Mandir, Gwalior and obtained his graduate degree from Victoria College, Gwalior. After which he enrolled at the DAV College in Kanpur and obtained his MA degree in political science from there. He was a true patriot and right from his school days, he participated in various political events. He got elected as an MP for the first time in the year 1957 from Balrampur constituency in Uttar Pradesh. He was well known for delivering powerful speeches. He was a member of Bhartiya Jan Sangh served as the Minister of External Affairs after a coalition government came in power in 1977. After this coalition got split, he along with Bhairon Singh Shekhawat and Lal Krishna Advani formed a new political front called BJP (Bhartiya Janta Party) in 1980. He was elected as party’s first president. After BJP’s poor performance in 1984 assembly elections, he worked tirelessly and BJP took giant strides to get 88 seats in 1989 general elections compared to 2 in 1984.       
Finally, after BJP emerged as the single largest party in 1996, he became the Prime Minister of India. Though failing to obtain a majority, his government lasted just 13 days. He once again became the Prime Minister and this time served his full term of 5 years from 1998 to 2004. Under his term, some of the most important events and decisions were taken for the benefits of the country. One of the most significant, Kargil war, has known to be fought when he was in the term. His positive handling of the Kargil crisis always turned out to be a positive factor for his political career. Along with this, The Lahore Summit, series of Nuclear Tests, hijack of Indian Airlines in December 1999, and many foreign, social and economic reforms are few of the highlighting factors of the term served by the victorious Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee. He is currently in his 90s and is dealing with various health-related problems.

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Honours & Awards

Padma Vibhushan Civilian Award 1992 Public Affairs
Bharat Ratna Civilian Award 2015 Public Affairs

Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

He died on 16-08-2018 in New Delhi, India at the age of 93. He passed away at AIMS Hospital in Delhi at 5.05 pm due to Kidney and Urinary tract infection.

DEATHDAY 16 August,2018 (Friday)

Atal Bihari Vajpayee Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to Krishna Bihari Vajpayee and Krishna Devi. He had six siblings including three brothers Suda Bihari Vajpayee, Prem Bihari Vajpayee, Avadh Bihari Vajpayee and three sisters Urmila Mishra, Vimala Mishra & Kamala Devi. He never got married but adopted Namita Bhattacharya as her daughter.

Life's Important Dates Of Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Body Measurements

Skin Colour Wheatish
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour White

Personal Info

Home Town Gwalior
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh (U. P.), India
School Saraswati Shishu Mandir, Gwalior
Government Higher Secondary School, Gwalior
College Victoria College, Gwalior
DAV College, Kanpur
Qualification B.A. (Bachelor of Arts) in English, Hindi & Sanskrit
M.A. (Master of Arts) in Political Science
Hobbies Writing and Reading
Marital Status Unmarried
Debut Politics - In 1957 after he became a Lok Sabha MP for the first time
Best Friends L. K. Advani
Salary N/A
Net Worth $2 Million
Official Website N/A


Favorite Politician Syama Prasad Mukherjee
Favorite Singer Kishore Kumar , Lata Mangeshkar
Favorite Place Manali
Favorite Food Malpua and Poori-Kachori

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Atal Bihari Vajpayee

  • He was a bright student and obtained his graduate degree with distinction and post graduate with 1st class.
  • Former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh called him Bhishma Pitamah of Indian Politics.
  • He is the only parliamentarian who has been elected from 4 different states in his political career.
  • He has written various poems in the Hindi Language.
  • On his 90th birthday i.s. 25-12-2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was declared that day marked as Good Governance Day.
  • In 2015, the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee honour him by India's highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna.
  • In August 2018, Central Park, Naya Raipur renamed to Atal Park and Naya Raipur renamed to Atal Nagar.
  • In October 2018, four Himalayan Peaks has been named after his name which is located near Gangotri glacier.
  • On 05-11-2018, an International Cricket Stadium in Lucknow - Ekana International Cricket Stadium renamed to Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium.
  • On 24-12-2018 before one day of his 94th birthday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has released a Rs.100/- commemorative coin in his honour.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Atal Bihari Vajpayee was 93 years 7 months & 22 days old age.