Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the former Prime Minister of India who was put on life support at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi breathed his last on August 16.
The 93-year-Vajypayee was admitted there on June 11 with a kidney tract infection, urinary tract infection, low urine output and chest congestion.
A gifted orator, he published several works of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry which continue to enthrall readers of all ages.
His works include Meri Sansadiya Yatra ( in four volumes), Sankalp Kaal, Lok Sabha Mein Atalji (a collection of speeches), Amar Balidan and Kya Khoya Kya Paya among others.
Here are a list of other books and poems that Vajpayee had written:
- Meri Ikkyavan Kavitayen
- Four Decades in Parliament (Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s speeches in three volumes) 1957-95
- Mrityu Ya Hatya
- Kaidi Kaviraj Ki Kundalian (a collection of poems written in jail during Emergency)
- New Dimensions of India’s Foreign Policy (a collection of speeches delivered as External
- Affairs Minister during 1977-79)
- Jan Sangh Aur Mussalman
- Sansad Mein Teen Dashak (speeches in Parliament, 1957-1992, three volumes)
- Amar Aag Hai (a collection of poems, 1994).
- Kuchh Lekh Kuchh Bhaashan
- Gathbandhan Ki Rajneeti
- Nayi Chunouti : Naya Avasar
- Na Dainyam Na Palaynam
Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the first BJP leader to be sworn-in as the prime minister and the first non-Congress PM to complete a five-year term.
Born on December 25, 1924, in Gwalior, Vajpayee was elected 10 times to the Lok Sabha from four different States (the first time in 1957 from Balrampur in Uttar Pradesh) and was twice a Member of the Rajya Sabha in a storied career.
One of the founding members of the Jan Sangh in 1951, Mr. Vajpayee became its president in 1968 upon the death of Deendayal Upadhyaya.