Lal Krishna Advani is a well-known name in Indian politics. He is a senior leader of Bharatiya Janata Party. Today, on his birthday, 8th November, let us know about some aspects related to his life.
Lal Krishna Advani Biography in Hindi
Advani was born on November 8, 1927. Lal Krishna Advani was born in Karachi, Sindh (then British India) into a Sindhi Hindu business family. Kishanchand D. Advani and Giani Devi were his parents.
He received his primary education in Karachi only. Thereafter, he joined D.G. Graduated from College Hyderabad, Sindh. After partition he came to India. He completed his law education from Government Law College.
In 1941, he joined the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. He was 14 years old then. He became a full-time campaigner of the Sangh. Advani was sent as a campaigner to Matsya-Alwar in Rajasthan, where communal violence had taken place after partition. He worked in the districts of Alwar, Bharatpur, Kota, Bundi and Jhalawar.
When Syama Prasad Mukherjee founded the Bharatiya Jana Sangh in 1951, Advani moved to the Jana Sangh where he served in the role of party secretary. In the year 1970, he reached Parliament as a Rajya Sabha MP. When the BJP was formed after breaking away from the Jan Sangh, he, along with Atal Bihari Vajpayee, is credited with taking the BJP from 2 seats in 1984 to 182 seats in 1998. Many people also consider Advani’s Rath Yatra as the reason for the emergence of BJP.
When the NDA government was formed under the leadership of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Advani took over the responsibility of Home Minister and Deputy Prime Minister.
Since 2014, he joined BJP’s Marg Darshak Mandal along with Lal Krishna Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
L.K. Advani: A Timeline
|November 8, 1927||Shri L.K Advani was born in Karachi, in present day Pakistan, to parents Kishenchand and Gyanidevi Advani.|
|1936 -1942||Studied at St.Patricks school, Karachi, standing first in every class until matriculation.|
|1942||Joined Dayaram Gidumal National College, Hyderabad, during the Quit India movement.|
|1944||Held a job as a teacher in Model High School, Karachi.|
|12 September, 1947||Left from Sindh to Delhi by propeller aircraft during Paritition.|
|1947-1951||Organised RSS work in Alwar, Bharatpur, Kota, Bundi and Jhalawar as RSS Secretary in the Karachi branch.|
|Early 1957||Shifted to Delhi to assist Shri. Atal Bihari Vajpayee.|
|1958-63||Held the position of Secretary of the Delhi State Jana Sangh.|
|1960-1967||Joined the Organiser, a political journal of the Jana Sangh as assistant editor.|
|Feb 25, 1965||Married Smt. Kamla Advani, with whom he has two children, Pratibha and Jayant.|
|April 1970||Entered the Rajya Sabha.|
|Dec 1972||Was elected President of Bharatiya Jana Sangh.|
|26 June 1975||Was Arrested in Bangalore during Emergency period and taken to Bangalore Central Jail along with other BJS members.|
|March 1977 to July 1979||Held the position of Union minister for Information and Broadcasting. May 1986- Became Party President of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).|
|1980-86||Held the position of General Secretary of the BJP.|
|May 1986||Was announced as party President of the BJP.|
|3 March 1988||Was re-elected party President of the BJP.|
|1988||Held the position of Home Minister in the BJP Government.|
|1990||Began the Ram Rath Yatra from Somnath to Ayodhya.|
|1997||Began the Swarna Jayanti Rath Yatra to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of India’s Independence.|
|Oct 1999 – May 2004||Union Cabinet Minister, Home Affairs|
|Jun 2002 – May 2004||Deputy Prime Minister|