|Real Name||Atal Bihari Vajpayee|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 168 cm|
in meters- 1.68 m
in feet inches- 5’ 6”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms- 75 kg|
in pounds- 165 lbs
|Political Party||Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)|
|Political Journey||1951: Joined Bharatiya Jana Sangh (a newly formed Hindu right-wing political party) and was appointed its National Secretary of the northern region.|
1957: Contested the Lok Sabha elections from Mathura in Uttar Pradesh and lost to Raja Mahendra Pratap. However, he was elected to the Lok Sabha for the first time from Balrampur in Uttar Pradesh.
1968: Became the National President of Jana Sangh.
1977: Became the External Affairs Minister in Morarji Desai's Cabinet.
1980: Founded Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) along with his colleagues and became its first National President.
1996: On 16 May, he became the 10th Prime Minister of India.
19 March 1998 to 22 May 2004: Again served as the Prime Minister of India.
|Date of Birth||25 December 1924|
|Age (as in 2017)||93 Years|
|Birthplace||Gwalior State, British India (Now, Madhya Pradesh, India)|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Capricorn|
|Hometown||Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India (His ancestral village is in Agra, Uttar Pradesh)|
|School||Government Higher secondary school, Gorkhi, Bara, Gwalior|
|College(s)/University||Victoria College (now, Laxmi Bai College), Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India|
Dayanand Anglo-Vedic (DAV) College, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
|Educational Qualification(s)||Graduation with distinction in Hindi, English and Sanskrit from Gwalior's Victoria College (now, Laxmi Bai College)|
M.A. in Political Science from Dayanand Anglo-Vedic College, Kanpur
|Address||6-A, Krishna Menon Marg, New Delhi – 110011|
|Hobbies||Doing Poetry, Cooking, Listening to Indian Music, Reading, Travelling|
|Awards, Honours, Achievements||1992: Awarded with Padma Vibhushan (the second highest civilian award in India)|
1994: Given the Best Parliamentarian Award
2015: Awarded with Bharat Ratna (the highest civilian award in India)
|Controversies||• In 1975, he was arrested along with other leaders during the Internal Emergency imposed by the then Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi.|
• He was also criticized to incite the public for the demolition of "Babri Mosque" in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh.
|Girls, Affairs and More|
|Affairs/Girlfriends||Rajkumari Kaul (Died in May 2014)|
Daughter- Namita Bhattacharya (Foster)
|Parents||Father- Krishna Bihari Vajpayee (a Poet and School Teacher)|
Mother- Krishna Devi (Homemaker)
|Siblings||Brothers- Avadh Bihari Vajpayee, Prem Bihari Vajpayee, Suda Bihari Vajpayee|
Sisters- Urmila Mishra, Vimala Mishra, Kamala Devi
|Favourite Politician(s)||Syama Prasad Mukherjee, P. V. Narasimha Rao|
|Favourite Leader(s)||Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (Mahatma Gandhi), Jawaharlal Nehru|
|Favourite Authors||Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay, Premchand|
|Favourite Poet(s)||Harivansh Rai Bachchan, Ramnath Awasthi, Dr. Shiv Mangal Singh Suman, Surya Kanth Tripathi 'Nirala', Bal Krishna Sharma Naveen, Jagannath Prasad Milind and Faiz Ahmed Faiz|
|Favourite Classical Artist(s)||Bhim Sen Joshi, Amjad Ali Khan and Hariprasad Chaurasia|
|Favourite Playback Singer(s)||Lata Mangeshkar, Mukesh and S.D. Burman|
|Favourite Musician||Sachin Dev Burman (S. D. Burman)|
|Favourite Actor(s)||Sanjeev Kumar, Dilip Kumar|
|Favourite Actresses||Suchitra Sen, Rakhee and Nutan|
|Favourite Song(s)||"O mere majhi'', "sun mere bandhu re" by S.D. Burman and "Kabhi, Kabhi mere dil mein'' by Mukesh and Lata|
|Favourite Film(s)||Bollywood- Devdas (1955), Bandini, Teesri Kasam, Mausam (1975), Mamta and Aandhi|
Hollywood- Bridge Over the River Kwai, Born Free and Gandhi
|Favourite Destination||Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India|
|Favourite Food(s)||Chinese Cuisines, Prawns, Mungode, Gajar Ka Halwa, Alwar Milk Cake, Khichdi, Poori-Kachori, Dahi-Pakori, Pantha, Kheer, Malpua, Kachauri and Mangouri|
|Car Collection||Ambassadsor (Model 1987)|
|Assets/Properties||A flat in East Kailash, New Delhi (150.32 sq.mt; worth ₹22 lakh)|
A paternal house in Gwalior (1800 sq.ft; worth ₹6 lakh)
|Salary/Pension (approx.)||Lifetime rent-free accommodation, medical facilities, secretarial staff of 14, six domestic executive-class air tickets, unlimited train travel, office expenses against actual expenditure for five years, SPG cover for one year. After five years, one personal assistant and peon, air and train travel, ₹6,000 for office expenses.|
|Net Worth (approx.)||₹60 lakh (as in 2004)|