Atal Behari Vajpayee: Reflections
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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