Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's Timeless Poetry

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Vajpayee’s poems are proof that he was a great weaver of words too.

Written By Shatabdi Chowdhury | Mumbai | Updated On:

Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee breathed his last at 5.05 pm on Thursday. He was 93. While announcing the sorrowful news, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) informed about “the sad demise of Former Prime Minister of India, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee at 05.05 pm on 16.08.2018.” Former Vajpayee was a statesman and one of India’s tallest leaders. However, Vajpayee was not just a political leader, he was an all-rounder and had a multi-faceted personality. Vajpayee’s poems are proof that he was a great weaver of words too.

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HERE ARE A FEW EXCERPTS FROM HIS FEW OF THE MANY FAMOUS POEMS:

"Jo kal the,

Ve aaj nahin hain.

Jo aaj hain,

Ve kal nahin honge.

Hone, na hone ka kram,

Isi tarah chalta rahega,

Hum hain, hum rahenge,

Yeh bhram bhi sada palta rahega..."

- Atal Bihari Vajpayee (Yaksha Prashna)

Read the full poem here.

"Din dur nahin khandit bharat ko

Punah akhand banayenge.

Gilgil se Garo parvat tak

Aazaadi parv manayenge.

 

Us swarn divas ke liye aaj se

Kamar kasein balidaan karein.

Jo paya usmein kho na jayein,

Jo khoya uska dhyan karein..."

 

- Atal Bihari Vajpayee (Pandrah August Ki Pukaar)

Read the full poem here.

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"Kintu itne unche bhi nahin,

Ki paanv tale doob hi na jame,

Koi kaanta na chubhe,

Koi kali na khile.

 

Na vasant ho, na patjhad,

Ho sirf unchai ka andhad,

Matra akelepan ka sannata.

 

Mere Prabhu!

Mujhe itni uchai kabhi mat dena,

Gairon ko gale na laga saku,

Itni rukhai kabhi mat dena..."

 

- Atal Bihari Vajpayee (Unchai)

Read the full poem here.

"Benaqab chehre hain,

Daag bade gehre hain,

Tootta tilism, aaj sach se bhay khata hun.

Geet nahi gaata hoon.

 

Lagi kuch aisi nazar,

Bikhra shishe sa shehar,

Apno ke mele mein meet nahin pata hoon.

Geet nahin gaata hoon..."

 

- Atal Bihari Vajpayee (Geet Nahin Gaata Hoon)

Read the full poem here.

"Ped ke upar chadha aadmi

Uncha dikhai deta hai.

Jad mein khada aadmi

Neecha dikhai deta hai.

 

Aadmi na uncha hota hai, na nicha hota hai,

Na bada hota hai, na chota hai.

Aadmi sirf aadmi hota hai..."

 

- Atal Bihari Vajpayee (Pehchaan)

Read the full poem here.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee's penmanship has received public and critical praise for his profound poetry. Vajpayee is a published poet and wrote and 7 books on poetry, along with 14 books on prose. 

"My poetry is a declaration of war, not an exordium to defeat. It is not the defeated soldier's drumbeat of despair, but the fighting warrior's will to win. It is not the despirited voice of dejection but the stirring shout of victory," said Vajpayee once about his poetry,

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