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Atal Behari Vajpayee: Reflections

Updated: January 9, 2010 3:38 pm


The Purpose of my life:

To play my part sincerely in every aspect of my life. And to see India take its place as a great nation.

My happiest moment :

Yet to come… uptill now, the occassion when I delivered a speech in Hindi at the United Nations General Assembly.

My saddest moment :

When I lost my father.

My closest friends :

L.K. Advani, Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, N.M. Ghatate, Jaswant Singh, Dr Mukund Modi.

My favourite clothes :

‘Dhoti Kurta’… occasionally a ‘Pathani’ Suit.

My favourite colour :


My favourite places :

Manali, Almora and Mount Abu.

My favourite food :

Fish and Chinese Cuisine. ‘Khichdi’, ‘Kheer’ and ‘Malpua’ .

My favourite eating joints in Delhi :

‘Paranthewali Gali’, ‘Sagar’ and ‘Chungwa’.

My favourite singers and instrumentalists :

Bhimsen Joshi(Vocalist), Amjad Ali Khan (Sarod Maestro) and Hari Prasad Chaurasia (Flautist).

My favourite songs :

“O Re Maanjhi” rendered by S.D. Burman…and “Kabhi Kabhi mere Dil Mein” by MukeshLata Mangeshkar.

My favourite singers :

Lata Mangeshkar, Mukesh and Mohammad Rafi.

My favourite films (Hindi) :

‘Devdas’, ‘Bandini’ & ‘Teesri Kasam’.

My favourite film (English) :

‘Bridge Over River Kwai’, ‘Born Free’ and ‘Gandhi’.

My favourite poets :

Surykanth Tripathi Nirala, Bal Krishna Sharma Naveen, Jagannath Prasad Milind in Hindi and Faiz Ahmad Faiz in Urdu.

My favourite sports :

Hockey and Football.

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