We generally don’t expect politicians to possess creative abilities, but if the politician in question is India’s former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, words fall short while describing his talent. During his days in politics, Vajpayee drew respect from everyone, including the members of opposition parties. 

A man of multiple talents, his speeches are still loved for his excellent oratory skills. Here are few lines from some of his poems that are beautiful, compelling and deeply reflect upon life.