Atal Bihari Vajpayee 97th Birth Anniversary

Union home minister Amit Shah, paid tribute to the veteran leader, as he greeted the country on Good Governance Day.

Born in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh,  on December 25, 1924

Vajpayee co-founded the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in 1980.

He was the Prime Minister across three terms: for 16 days in 1996, 1998-1999, and, finally, for full five years from 1999-2004

He was accorded the Padma Vibhushan (1992) and Bharat Ratna in 2015, and breathed his last on August 16, 2018.

He is also noted as a poet and a writer.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday remembered former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee on the latter's 97th birth anniversary.

Meanwhile, defence minister Rajnath Singh also posted in memory of the stalwart, describing him as a ‘great nationalist,’ ‘eminent orator,’ ‘wonderful poet,’ ‘able administrator’ and a ‘remarkable reformist.’