Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s Birth Anniversary today
Attribution: Government of India, GODL-India , via Wikimedia Commons

Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s Birth Anniversary was observed today at ‘Sadaiv Atal’ memorial in New Delhi.  

Home mimister Amit Shah said, ”by laying the foundation of a new era of development and Good Governance under his leadership, Atal ji made the world aware of India’s potential and instilled a sense of national pride in the public”.

A pupular leader known for moderate approach, Vajpayee served as the Prime Minister for three times. His era is known for India’s second nuclear testing (called, Pokhran-II) in1998. He took a bus ride to Lahore for peace but the aftermath was the Kargil War with Pakistan in 1999.

He was awarded Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civillian award.

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