A leader, poet, skilled orator, a remarkable leader who carved the strength of the nation we live in today. 16th August 2018, former prime minister of India breath his last at AIMMS, New Delhi. The day when India lost her most beloved son, Sri. Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
I am fortunate to have seen and heard his powerful speeches on television during the 1990s. Witnessed the proud surge of emotions during India’s nuclear test conducted in Pokharan in 1998. Ask any 90s kid, their idol inspiration among great Indian leaders and personalities, his name would often crop up from every mouth.
Media and the common man loved him for the persona he carried. Politics in that era was much different from how it is today. I remember dinner table talks between dad and granddad about how India is shaping under Atalji’s leadership. Elders usually call him ‘an institution’, for his knowledge and bold political decisions he signed.
A remarkable poet, who never minced his words but had a brilliant way of conveying hardest of issues with a smile.
“You can change friends but not neighbours.”“Chote Mann Se Koi Bada Nahin Hota, Toote Mann Se Koi Khada Nahi Hota”“Mein Jee Bhar Jiya Mein Mann Se Maru, Lautkar Aaunga Kooch Se Kyon Daru”
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