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    End of An Era: The life as a Poet, a Statesman, and a Politician

    New Delhi, India: Atal Bihari Vajpayee was born on 25 December 1924 in Gwalior. His father's name was Krishna Bihari Vajpayee and mother's name was Krishna Devi. His father Krishna Bihari Vajpayee was a great poet and a schoolmaster of his village. Atal Bihari Vajpayee had studied at Government Hireshendree School of Gorkhi village of Gauri in Gorkhi village.

    Later, he went to Gwalior Victoria College (now Laxmi Bai College) to get an education and passed distinction in Hindi, English, and Sanskrit. He completed his post graduation MA in Political Science from Dayanand Anglo-Vaidik College, Kanpur. For this, he was also awarded the first class degree.

    From Gwalior's Arya Kumar Sabha, he started doing political work, he was considered to be the youth power of the Arya Samaj at that time and in 1944 he also became his General Secretary. Like a volunteer in 1939, he joined the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh(RSS). Impressed by Babasaheb Apte, he trained at Dramian RSS training camp in 1940-44 and became a full-time worker of RSS in 1947. 

    Due to the spread of seeds of division, he left his studies in the middle. And as a preacher, he was sent to Uttar Pradesh and soon he started working with Deendayal Upadhyay for newspapers such as Nationalism (Hindi Monthly), Panchajanya (Hindi Weekly) and Daily Swadesh and Veer Arjun. Vajpayee never married, he remained single throughout his life.

    Atal Bihari Vajpayee is the 10th Prime Minister of India. He remained the Prime Minister of India till 13 days in 1996 and again from 1998 to 2004. He is the leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)and he was the first Prime Minister to serve India for five years without Indian National Congress. Apart from this, Atal Bihari Vajpayee has won nine times in the Lok Sabha elections. When he had retired from politics due to health problems, he has also served as a member of Parliament House in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh till 2009.

    Vajpayee is also the founder member of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh, who himself has operated the Bharatiya Jan Sangh. In the Morarji Desai cabinet, he has also been the Minister of External Affairs (External Affairs / Dispute). At the time when the Janata government had completely demolished, Vajpayee restored the Jan Sangh with the name of Bharatiya Janata Party in 1980 and devoted his whole life to the nation.
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