Atal Bihari Vajpayee Age, Death, Caste, Biography, Wife, Children, Family & More | StarsUnfolded

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Atal Bihari Vajpayee Age, Death, Caste, Biography, Wife, Children, Family & More | StarsUnfolded

Bio/Wiki
Real NameAtal Bihari Vajpayee
NicknameAtal ji, Baap ji
ProfessionPolitician, Statesman, Poet, Author
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in feet inches- 5’ 6”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourGrey
Politics
Political PartyBharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
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Political Journey1951: Joined Bharatiya Jana Sangh (a newly formed Hindu right-wing political party) and was appointed its National Secretary of the northern region.
1957: Contested the Lok Sabha elections from Mathura in Uttar Pradesh and lost to Raja Mahendra Pratap. However, he was elected to the Lok Sabha for the first time from Balrampur in Uttar Pradesh.
1968: Became the National President of Jana Sangh.
1977: Became the External Affairs Minister in Morarji Desai's Cabinet.
1980: Founded Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) along with his colleagues and became its first National President.
1996: On 16 May, he became the 10th Prime Minister of India.
19 March 1998 to 22 May 2004: Again served as the Prime Minister of India.
2005: Took retirement from all political activities.
Personal Life
Date of Birth25 December 1924
BirthplaceGwalior State, British India (Now, Madhya Pradesh, India)
Date of Death16 August 2018
Place of DeathAIIMS, New Delhi
Cremation SiteRashtriya Smriti Sthal, New Delhi
Age (at the time of death)93 Years
Death CauseAge related ailments
Zodiac sign/Sun signCapricorn
SignatureAtal Bihari Vajpayee Signature
NationalityIndian
HometownGwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India (His ancestral village is in Agra, Uttar Pradesh)
SchoolGovernment Higher Secondary School, Gorkhi, Bara, Gwalior
College(s)/UniversityVictoria College (now, Laxmi Bai College), Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India
Dayanand Anglo-Vedic (DAV) College, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
Educational Qualification(s)Graduation with distinction in Hindi, English, and Sanskrit from Gwalior's Victoria College (now, Laxmi Bai College)
M.A. in Political Science from Dayanand Anglo-Vedic College, Kanpur
ReligionHinduism
CasteBrahmin
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
Address6-A, Krishna Menon Marg, New Delhi – 110011
HobbiesDoing Poetry, Cooking, Listening to Indian Music, Reading, Travelling
Awards, Honours, Achievements 1992: Awarded with Padma Vibhushan (the second highest civilian award in India)
1994: Given the Best Parliamentarian Award
2015: Awarded with Bharat Ratna (the highest civilian award in India)
Atal Bihari Vajpayee With Bharat Ratna
Controversies• In 1975, he was arrested along with other leaders during the Internal Emergency imposed by the then Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi.
• He was also criticized to incite the public for the demolition of "Babri Mosque" in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh.
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affair/GirlfriendRajkumari Kaul (Died in May 2014)
Family
Wife/SpouseN/A
ChildrenSon- None
Daughter- Namita Bhattacharya (Foster)
Atal Bihari Vajpayee With His Foster Daughter Namita Bhattacharya
Granddaughter- Niharika
Atal Bihari Vajpayee With His Granddaughter Niharika
Son-in-law- Ranjan Bhattacharya (Businessman, Bureaucrat)
Atal Bihari Vajpayee With His Son-in-law Ranjan Bhattacharya
ParentsFather- Krishna Bihari Vajpayee (a Poet and School Teacher)
Mother- Krishna Devi (Homemaker)
SiblingsBrothers- Avadh Bihari Vajpayee (Deputy Secretary in the Madhya Pradesh Government), Prem Bihari Vajpayee (worked in the state co-operative department), Suda Bihari Vajpayee (ran a book publishing firm)
Sisters- Urmila Mishra (Homemaker), Vimala Mishra (Homemaker), Kamala Devi (Homemaker)
Atal Bihari Vajpayee (standing extreme right) With His Siblings
Atal Bihari Vajpayee With His Brothers And Sisters

For more details about his siblings, click here
Favourite Things
Favourite Politician(s)Syama Prasad Mukherjee, P. V. Narasimha Rao
Favourite Leader(s)Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (Mahatma Gandhi), Jawaharlal Nehru
Favourite AuthorsSarat Chandra Chattopadhyay, Premchand
Favourite Poet(s)Harivansh Rai Bachchan, Ramnath Awasthi, Dr. Shiv Mangal Singh Suman, Surya Kanth Tripathi 'Nirala', Bal Krishna Sharma Naveen, Jagannath Prasad Milind and Faiz Ahmed Faiz
Favourite Classical Artist(s)Bhim Sen Joshi, Amjad Ali Khan and Hariprasad Chaurasia
Favourite Playback Singer(s)Lata Mangeshkar, Mukesh and S.D. Burman
Favourite MusicianSachin Dev Burman (S. D. Burman)
Favourite Actor(s)Sanjeev Kumar, Dilip Kumar
Favourite ActressesSuchitra Sen, Rakhee and Nutan, Hema Malini
Favourite Song(s)"O mere majhi'', "sun mere bandhu re" by S.D. Burman and "Kabhi, Kabhi mere dil mein'' by Mukesh and Lata
Favourite Film(s)Bollywood- Devdas (1955), Bandini, Teesri Kasam, Mausam (1975), Mamta and Aandhi
Hollywood- Bridge Over the River Kwai, Born Free and Gandhi
Favourite DestinationManali (Himachal Pradesh, India)
Favourite Food(s)Chinese Cuisines, Prawns, Mungode, Gajar Ka Halwa, Alwar Milk Cake, Khichdi, Poori-Kachori, Dahi-Pakori, Kheer, Malpua, and Kachauri
Style Quotient
Car CollectionAmbassadsor (Model 1987)
Assets/PropertiesA flat in East Kailash, New Delhi (150.32 sq.mt; worth ₹22 lakh)
A paternal house in Gwalior (1800 sq.ft; worth ₹6 lakh)
Money Factor
Salary/Pension (approx.)Lifetime rent-free accommodation, medical facilities, secretarial staff of 14, six domestic executive-class air tickets, unlimited train travel, office expenses against actual expenditure for five years, SPG cover for one year. After five years, one personal assistant and peon, air and train travel, ₹6,000 for office expenses.
Net Worth (approx.)₹60 lakh (as in 2004)

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