Meet adopted daughter of Atal Bihari Vajpayee: Namita Bhattacharya

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Atal Bihari Vajpayee had always remained a bachelor and never married. He had an adopted daughter named Namita Bhattacharya.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee had always remained a bachelor and never married. He had an adopted daughter named Namita Bhattacharya.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee had always remained a bachelor and never married. He had an adopted daughter named Namita Bhattacharya.

Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee has passed away yesterday evening leaving the nation sad with his demise. Atal Bihari Vajpayee was never married and the actual reason is not clearly known and it is said that Vajpayee used to convey to his close aides that he had no time for marriage. It is said that many of those who served as RSS Pracharaks do not marry and people like PM Modi, Haryana CM Manohar Lal etc also did not marry.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee who thrice served as the Prime Minister of India has passed away at the age of 93. He was admitted to the All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here in June with kidney tract infection and chest congestion and was on life support system. He is survived by his adopted daughter and granddaughter.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee had always remained a bachelor and never married. He had an adopted daughter named Namita Bhattacharya who is the daughter of Rajkumari Kaul, Vajpayee’s classmate at Gwalior’s Victoria College (now Laxmi Bai College) and his companion of many years. Namita is married to Ranjan Bhattacharya who also served as an Officer on Special Duty, while his father-in-law was the Prime Minister of India. The couple has one daughter Neharika.

The family association between the Kauls and Vajpayee dates back to his Gwalior days. After the death of Brij Narain Kaul, Rajkumari Kaul’s husband, Vajpayee became an integral and inseparable part of his household.

Vajpayee served as the Member of Parliament for Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, until 2009 when he retired from active politics due to health concerns. One of the founding fathers of Bharatiya Jana Sangh, he was also the head of the organisation from 1968 to 1972. Vajpayee formed Bharatiya Janata Party in 1980 when the Janata Party collapsed.

He was the first non-Congress prime minister to serve a full five-year term. The government of India conferred the nation’s highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, on him in 2014. 25 December, his birthday was declared as Good Governance Day by the Narendra Modi government in 2014.

About Namita Bhattacharya

Vajpayee never married and always remained a bachelor. He had adopted Namita Bhattacharya, the daughter of Rajkumari Kaul, Vajpayee’s classmate at Gwalior’s Victoria College (now Laxmi Bai College).

Namita is married to Ranjan Bhattacharya who also served as an Officer on Special Duty, while his father-in-law was the Prime Minister of India. The couple has one daughter Neharika.

The family association between the Kauls and Vajpayee has been since Gwalior. After the death of Rajkumari Kaul’s husband, Brij Narain Kaul, Vajpayee became an integral and inseparable part of this household. Rajkumari Kaul, Vajpayee’s companion for many years died after a cardiac arrest at AIIMS aged 86 in 2014.

Vajpayee, the first non-Congress prime minister to serve a full five-year term, served as the Member of Parliament for Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, until 2009 when he retired from active politics due to health concerns.

The government of India conferred the nation’s highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, on him in 2015. His birthday December 25, was declared as Good Governance Day by the Narendra Modi government in 2014.

He is one of the founding fathers of Bharatiya Jana Sangh, formed Bharatiya Janata Party in 1980 when the Janata Party collapsed.

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