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Former PM Vajpayee turns 93; Modi, Naidu wish him on social media

Atal Bihari Vajpayee is the first and the only non- Congress leader who completed his full term as prime minister

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee

turned 93 on Monday. and Prime Minister wished him on his birthday. "His phenomenal as well as visionary leadership made India more developed and further raised our prestige at the world stage. I pray for his good health," Modi tweeted. Wishing him on his birthday, Naidu posted a poem by which urged people to remain united and not to give up hope in tough times. was elected to from Lucknow in 1991, 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2004.

He is the first and the only non- Congress leader who completed his full term as prime minister. Born in 1924, he entered politics during the Quit India movement in 1942. He was also the first external affairs minister to deliver a speech in the UN Assembly in Hindi.

First Published: Mon, December 25 2017. 10:17 IST
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