Atal Bihari Vajpayee was a magical leader who took his last breathe on 16th August. He was three-time Prime Minister of India and one of the country’s most respected politicians. The whole nation is mourning on the death of such great leader. His influential personality always attracted the nation. Not only his party leaders but also national leaders of other political parties highly revered him.
Leaders like him born rarely so his death is a great loss to the nation. He was a man of extraordinary talent. Wherever he used to go, he used to leave his footprints. Talking about the state of Rajasthan, he was connected to the state in several ways. Many memories of his life are connected with the state. Check it out.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee had performed an important ritual in wedding of late vice-president Bhairon Singh Shekhawat’s daughter
The camaraderie of late PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee with late vice-president Bhairon Singh Shekhawat and LK Advani is well-known. These three have worked hard for the BJP and Jaipur was centre of their brainstorming over the party’s future. Their relationship was so strong that Vajpayee had performed a crucial ceremony in marriage of daughter of late vice-president Bhairon Singh Shekhawat.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s security guard
Considering the popularity of Atal Bihari Vajpayee in politics, the need for his security was felt. For his security, the name of Shivkumar Pareek was suggested by Nanaji Deshmukh. Shivkumar Pareek has strong body built and thick moustache. He is with him from last 52 years. Pareek served him even in his last days at AIIMS. Shivkumar belongs to Jaipur, Rajasthan and was hardcore RSS follower. Shivkumar stayed with him during all the good and bad times.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Rajasthani’s sweets
Atal Bihari Vajpayee loved to eat Rajasthani sweets. Whenever Shivkumar comes to Jaipur, he used to take Ghewar and Jaipur’s Kalakand for former PM. Even, on the special occasions, these two desserts were sent to him.
Pokhran-II nuclear tests conducted by Atalji
Success of Pokhran-II nuclear tests was one of the milestones of former PM Atal ji’s tenure. This monumental tests were conducted the Indian Army’s Pokhran Test Range in May 1998. Pokhran is situated in Rajasthan. Pokhran-II was a series of five nuclear bomb test explosions. After this test, India had come into the category of superpowers.