Article By Dr. Shubhra Parmar: A leader who was away from the public life, who left the office of PM more than 14 years ago, who had not spoken a single word or was not heard in public for more than a decade, whom young man and woman of 15-16 has not seen for a single day in public office; yet they are his fans, if after decades of silence he could generate so much emotion and sympathy in his demise across generations and leaders cutting across ideologies gather to mourn his demise— that is the true legacy of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the hero of our generation.
During his 60 years long public life undeniably Atal Bihari Vajpayee left a profound imprint on the polity, public speaking and, above all, the democratic awakening of India. He is an achiever, so a hero. He, who saw the dream of a strong and developed India at the dawn of 21 century, had achieved it during his own tenure. What he did not, he had sown the seeds of development in those sectors, whose benefit is till reaping by successive governments.
He was known for his genuine personality with high ambition. He was compassionate, generous, emotional person with unfailing courtesy, with his oratorical skills which carried his political career positively long way. He was a visionary, an able administrator and versatile politician. He was the first initiator of coalition government in India. No one can forget his immense contribution on economic, political, social and diplomatic front. Vajpayee was known as the ‘Bheeshm Pitamah’ of the Indian politics.