Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Atal Bihari Vajpayee   (25 December 1924 – 16 August 2018)  who  served as the Prime Minister of India three times. He was a member of the Indian Parliament for over four decades.  He served as the Member of Parliament for Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh until 2009 when he retired from active politics due to health concerns. Vajpayee was among the founding members of the erstwhile Bharatiya Jana Sangh which he also headed from 1968 to 1972. He was the Minister of External Affairs in the cabinet of Prime Minister Morarji Desai.

When the Janata government collapsed, Vajpayee restructured the Jana Sangh into the Bharatiya Janata Party in 1980. He was the first Indian prime minister who was not a member of the Indian National Congress party to have served a full five-year term in office.

He was conferred India’s highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, in 2015.  Vajpayee’s birthday, 25 December, is marked as Good Governance Day since the year 2014 by the Government of India. He died on 16 August 2018 due to age related illness.

As a poet he has written hundreds of poems. Here are some of his famous poems;

Aao phir se diya jalaaen: The poem is about the optimism even in the darkest times, the former PM had shown the path to politicians to not compromise on principles.

Bhari dupahari mein andhiyara
Sooraj parachhai se hara
Antaratan ka neh nichode
Bujhi hui baati sulagaaen,
Aao fir se diya jalaen.

Mere Prabhu: It portrays about the humbleness in his character, ehich defines Vajpayee and his generosity
Mujhe itni oonchaai kabhi mat dena,
Gairon ko gale na lagaa sakoon,
itani rukhaai kabhi mat dena

Raah kaun si jaaon main:

Do din mile udhaar mein
ghaaton ke vyapar mein
kshan-kshan ka hisaab loon
yaa nidhi shesh lutaoon main?
raah kaun si jaaon main?

Hum jhuk nai sakte: No look-down attitute, no compromise.

Daanv per sab kuch lagaa hai,
ruk nahi sakte
toot sakte hain magar,
hum jhuk nahi sakte

Kadam milakar chalna hoga: The leader is known for his skill to take everyone together. As a PM, he led the coalition in an efficient manner.

Baadhaen aati hain aaen,
ghiren pralay ki ghor ghataaen
paaon ke neeche angaare,
sir par barsein yadi jwalein,
nij haathon mein haste-haste
aag lagakar jalna hoga.
kadam milakar chalna hoga

Haasya rudan main, toofano main
agar asankhyak balidano main
uddhano main, virano main
apmano main, sammano main
unnat mashtak, ubhara seena
pidiyon main palna hoga
kadam milakar chalna hoga

ujiyaro main, andhakar main
kal kahaar main, bich dhar main,
ghor ghrina main, poot pyar main,
shanik jeet main, dirgh haar main
jeevan ke shat shat aakarsaq
armanao ko dhalna hoga
kadam milakar chalna hoga.

sammukh phela agar dhyey path,
pragati chirantan kaisa iti ab,
susmit harshit kaisa shram slath
asafal, safal samaan manorath
sab kuch dekar kuch na mangtey
paawas bankar dhalna hoga
kadam milakar chalna hoga.

 

Do Anubhutiyan:

1. Pehli anubhuti

Benakab chehrey hain, daag bade gehre hain
tutata tilism aaj sach se bhey khata khaata hoon
geet nahi gaata hoon.

Lagi kuch aisi nazar bikhra sishe sa sahar
apno ke mele main mit nahi paata hoon
geet nahi gaata hoon

Peeth main churi sa chand, rahu gaya rekha faand
mukti ke shano main baar baar bandh jaata hoon
geet nahi gaata hoon.

2. Doosri anubhuti

Geet naya gaata hoon:

Geet naya gaata hoon
toote huye taaro se phate baasanti swar
pathar ki chaati main ug aaya nav ankur
zhare sab piley paat koyal ki kuhuk raat
prachi main arunim ki rekh dekh pata hoon
geet naya gaata hoon

Toote hue sapnon ki kaun sune siski,
antar ki cheer vyatha palakon par thithki
haar nahi maanoonga,
raar nahi thanunga
kaal ke kapaal pe likhta mitata hoon,
geet naya gaata hoon.

Kaurav kaun, kaun pandav:

kaurav kaun kaun pandav,
teda sawal hee,
dono aur shakuni ka phela kutjaal he,
har panchayat main panchali apmanit hee,
bina krishna ke aaj mahabharat hona hee,
koi raja bane,
runk ko to rona hee

Vajpayee’s poem after the Kargil is remembered as his style to give answers in words, as the war was already won by India. In the poem, Vajpayee cautioned Pakistan against trying to disrupt peace in India; an attack on India will only cause trouble for Pakistan. Taking a dig at the ammunition support of the United States to Pakistan, he advices Pakistan to not dig its own grave.

Ek nai do nai karo biso samjotey, per swatntra Bharat ka mashtisq nahi jhukega,

Agnit balidano se arjit yeh swatantra, ashru swed shodit se sinchit yeh swatantra,
tyag tez tapbal se rakshit yeh swatantrata, dukhi manujta ke hit arpit yeh swatantrata,

isey mitane ki sajish karne walo se keh do, chingari ka khel bura hota hee,
auro ke ghar aag lagane ka jo sapna, vo apne hi ghar main sada khara hota hee

Apne hi hatho tum apni kabr na khodo, apne peron aap kulhadi nahi chalao,
oo naadan padhosi apni anke kholo, azaadi anmol na iska mol lagao

Per tum kya jaano kya hoti hee? tumhe muft main mili na kimat gayi chukai,
angrezo ke bal per tukde paaye hain, maa ko khandit karte tumko laaj na aai

Amrici shastro se apni azaadi ko duniya main kayam rakh logey, yeh mat samjho,
dus bis arab dollar lekar aane vaali barbadi se tum bach logey teh mat samjo

Dhamki, jihad ke naare se, hatiyaron se kashmir kabhi hathiya logey yeh mat samjho,
humlo se, atyacharo se. sanharo se bharat ka shish zhuka logey yeh mat samjho

jab tak ganga main dhar, sindhu main jwar, agni main jalan, surya main tapan shesh,
swatantra samar ki vedi par arpit hongey agnit jeevan yovan ashesh

Amrica kya sansaar bhale hi ho virudhh, kashmir per bharat ka sir nahi zhukega,
ek nahi do nahi karo bisso samjhote, per swatantra bharat ka nischaye nahi rukega.