Ram Nath Kovind pays tribute to Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his birth anniversary

Ram Nath Kovind pays tribute to Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his birth anniversary

On the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi pay floral homage at 'Sadaiv Atal.'


India is commemorating former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's 97th birthday today (December 25, 2021). Vajpayee, known as a man of the people, was born in Gwalior in 1924 to a family of schoolteachers (Madhya Pradesh).

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, meanwhile, paid his respects to the former PM. On Atal Ji's Jayanti, we remember him. His exemplary dedication to the country inspires us. He dedicated his life to building a strong and developed India.

Millions of Indians benefited from his development endeavours.


Atal Bihari Vajpayee (December 25, 1924 – August 16, 2018) was an Indian politician who served as Prime Minister of India for three periods, the first for 13 days in 1996, then for 13 months from 1998 to 1999, and then for a full term from 1999 to 2004.

Vajpayee was a co-founder of the Bharatiya Janata Party and a key leader of the party (BJP). He was a member of the Hindu nationalist volunteer organization Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. He was the first Indian prime minister to serve a complete term who was not a member of the Indian National Congress. He's also known for being a poet and a writer.

In 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's administration announced December 25, Vajpayee's birthday, to be Good Governance Day. In 2015, India's highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, was bestowed upon him by President Pranab Mukherjee.

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