Some interesting facts about Atal Bihari Vajpayee

When he said- I want it back!

In 1977, he was appointed the External Affairs Minister in Morarji Desai Government and when he entered the office of Ministry of External Affairs in the South Block, he found the portrait of Jawaharlal Nehru was missing and then he said to the staff- I want it back.

2. When United Nations witnessed first Hindi speech!

He uplifted Hindi to the international platform by speaking in Hindi at the United Nations, he became the first person to speak in Hindi at the United Nations.

3. Prime Minister, Prime Minister and Prime Minister!

He became the Prime Minister of India for three times- first time on 16 May 1996 for 13 days only, second time on 19 March 1998 for 13 months and third time on 13 October 1999 for a full 5-year term.

4. He made India a Nuclear Power State

On 13 May 1998, he led the successful nuclear test named- Operation Shakti at Pokhran in Rajasthan and put India in the league of the world’s elite nuclear club.

5. Bus Journey to Lahore!

In order to build a strong relation with Pakistan, he took a bus journey named- Sada-e-Sarhad to Lahore on 19 February 1999.

6. A poet within!

He is considered one of the finest Hindi-poets in India and in an interview, he revealed that he had no interest in politics and would always like to be a poet.

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