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Atal Bihari Vajpayee

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Born 25 December 1924 Gwalior, Gwalior State, British India (now in Madhya Pradesh, India)
Died 16 August 2018 (aged 93) New Delhi, India
Political party Bharatiya Janata Party(1980 – 2018)
Other political affiliations Janata Party (1977 – 1980)Bharatiya Jana Sangh(before 1977)
Alma mater DAV College, Kanpur (then affiliated with University of Agra)
Profession Writer, politician, poet
Awards Bharat Ratna 2015 Padma Vibhushan 1992

India’s former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was born on December 25, 1924 in Gwalior. He was the first head of government from outside the Congress party to serve a full five-year term, as a leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). A Padma Vibhushan awardee, he is also a recipient of India’s highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, which was conferred on him in 2015. Perceived to be an astute statesman and political leader, his birthday was declared ‘Good Governance Day’. Vajpayee is also admired for his poetry. He passed away at the age of 93 on August 16, 2018, at AIIMS, New Delhi.