India | December 25, 2019 15:23 IST
Atal Bihari Vajpayee - a politician, a statesman and a poet was not only the 11th Prime minister of India but also the only Non- Congress PM to complete a full term in office. Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a Bharat Ratna awardee, was a co- founder of the Bhartiya Janata Party(BJP). He joined the RSS as a volunteer in 1930. Vajpayee, known for his excellent oratory skills, was the Indian Prime Minister who gave the go-ahead to the nuclear tests of 1998. It was under his leadership that India defeated Pakistan in the Kargil War of 1999.