On Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee's 93rd Birthday, Wishes Pour In: Highlights

Today is the 93rd birthday of India's Bharat Ratna, Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

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On Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee's 93rd Birthday, Wishes Pour In: Highlights

Atal Bihari Vajpayee's birthday: He was conferred the Bharat Ratna in 2015.

New Delhi:  Former Prime Minister and one of the most respected politician Atal Bihari Vajpayee was born on December 25, 1924 in Gwalior. His birthday is celebrated by the government as Good Governance Day since 2014. The son of a schoolmaster from Gwalior, Mr Vajpayee joined the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh or RSS in 1939 and became a full member in 1947. In 1951, he was drafted, along with Deen Dayal Upadhyaya, to work with the Bharatiya Jana Sangh, the predecessor of his BJP. Mr Vajpayee served as Prime Minister from March 19, 1998, to May 22, 2004, and for a short period in 1996. In 2015, Mr Vajpayee was conferred the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award.

Here are the highlights on Atal Bihari Vajpayee's birthday:




Dec 25, 2017
18:19 (IST)
Sukhbir Singh Badal, the president of Shiromani Akali Dal, also tweeted birthday wishes for the poet-politician and called him one of the "tallest leaders of India."
Dec 25, 2017
14:33 (IST)
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Greets Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee On His 93rd Birthday.
Dec 25, 2017
11:45 (IST)


Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, BJP President Amit Shah visited Atal Bihari Vajpayee's residence at Krishna Menon Marg in Delhi earlier today, on his 93rd birthday.
Dec 25, 2017
11:42 (IST)
Deputy Chief Minister Uttar Pradesh, National Vice President of BJP, Dr Dinesh Sharma also tweeted: Minister of Home and Transport, Government of Madhya Pradesh, Bhupendra Singh also conveyed his wishes to him: Actor, Singer and Member of Parliament Delhi (North-East) and Delhi President of Bharatiya Janata Party, Manoj Tiwari aslso conveyed his wishes to Atal Bihari Vajpayee:
Dec 25, 2017
11:21 (IST)


BJP workers perform havan, cut cake to celebrate 93rd birthday of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Dec 25, 2017
11:20 (IST)


Rajnath Singh and Vijay Goel reach former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's residence in Delhi.
Dec 25, 2017
11:19 (IST)


BJP President Amit Shah reaches former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's residence at Krishna Menon Marg in Delhi to wish him on his 93rd birthday.
Dec 25, 2017
11:18 (IST)


Visual from former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's residence at Krishna Menon Marg in Delhi; he turns 93 today.
Dec 25, 2017
11:04 (IST)
BJP President Amit Shah also took twitter to convey his wishes: Indian Wrestler Sushil Kumar wished former Prime Minister:
Dec 25, 2017
10:56 (IST)
Lots of political leaders tweeted in his honour and wished him on his birthday:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted:
President Ram Nath Kovind also joined PM Modi in wishing Mr Vajpayee:

And Vice President Venkaiah Naidu conveyed his "heartfelt greetings" and wished Mr Vajpayee on his birthday.
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