A legacy of Poetic Politics passed away. With his demise, left the country in no words. The orator who won not just its’ people but made no enemies. Three times Prime Minister of India. The Man who Pt. J.L. Nehru prophesied for becoming a Prime Minister, has made all his ways to heaven.
He was the first Indian to deliver his speech in Hindi in UN, in 1977 during the regime of Moraji Desai Government.He also served as country’s PM from 1998 to 2004. He had many accomplishments, nuclear test, Lahore summit, Kargil victory, ushering in growth, economic development. After his defeat in elections, he retired from active politics in 2005.
I have no connection to him but I’m deeply engulfed in his poetic way which made me a bit weak today. That connection of a leader an ideal has gone inside me. Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee who was born on 25th December 1924, in Gwalior has left us on 16th August 2018 struggling with his deteriorating health. A legacy of 93 years has left Indians.
Day address to the nation, conceded that neither goli (bullets) nor gaali (abuses) could bring Kashmir closer to peace and normalcy. What could, he stated, was the path shown by Vajpayee’s threepoint formula — kashmiriyat (respect for Kashmir’s unique identity and pluralistic personality), jamhuriyat (genuine respect for the democratic aspirations of Kashmiri people) and insaaniyat (respect for their human rights).
He is also a prolific poet & many of his poems like Kadam milakar chalna hoga and Door kahin koi rota hai were sung by the late Ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh. Singer Bappi Lahiri to compose an album of his poems. Bharat Ratna is a befitting tribute to this great statesman. Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee is a unique politician, who had no enemies and friends across the political spectrum.
Below are some excerpt from one of his ‘Ekyavan Kavitaye’ ठन गई मौत से ठन गई
मौत से ठन गई
जूझने का मेरा इरादा न था
मोड़ पर मिलेंगे इसका वादा न था
रास्ता रोक वह खड़ी हो गई
मौत की उमर क्या है?दो पल भी नहीं
यों लगा ज़िन्दगी से बड़ी हो गई
मैं जी भर जिया, मैं मन से मरूँ
ज़िन्दगी सिलसिला,आज कल की नहीं
लौटकर आऊँगा,कूच से क्यों डरूँ?
Some of his everygreen quotes which may inspire you,
You can change friends but not neighbours.
We hope the world will act in the spirit of enlightened self-interest.
Global interdependence today means that economic disasters in developing countries could create a backlash on developed countries.