Atal Bihari Vajpayee, India’s tenth Prime Minister, was a persona of many parts and it would be a travesty to just remember this great son of India simply as a three-time Head of Government, or as a Member of Parliament for over four decades that saw his dominant presence in the Lok Sabha (Lower House) for ten terms and in the Rajya Sabha (Upper House) twice.

His was a personality and an appeal that transcended all walks of life, be it politics, media, literature, debate, prose and or poetry.

His was a personality that appealed to all age groups in society, be it the wise and the aged, or with the vibrant youth in an independent India from the 1940s till 2009 when he retired from active politics due to his deteriorating health.