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L. K. Advani

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Net worth 2018: $70 Thousand
Residence: Karachi
Country: Indian
BirthDay: 8 November 1927
Education: University of Mumbai, St Patrick's High School, Karachi, Government Law College, Mumbai

L. K. Advani was bornon 8 November 1927 in Karachi, Indian, is Politician. Lal Krishna Advani is an Indian politician and one of the founding members of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He has been the leader of the opposition twice in the Lok Sabha and has also served as the deputy Prime Minister of the country. Renowned for being a principled man with great intellectual capabilities, he is also called the “Iron Man” for embodying the ideals Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel stood for. He is also credited with the rise of BJP, a party he served for several decades with relentless passion and dedication. A patriot to the core, he always envisioned an idea of a strong and prosperous India and held steadfastly to his ideals. He is known for his close association with the former Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, under whose administration he had served as Minister of Home Affairs. Advani’s political journey started decades ago when he first joined the Rashtriya Swayamasevak Sangh (RSS) at the young age of 14 as a volunteer. It did not take him long to realize that politics was his calling and eventually dedicated his life to the service of the nation. Over the course of his career he has undertaken several Rath Yatras, including the one in 1990 to propagate the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid issue and another one in 1997 to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of India’s Independence.


$70 Thousand


He was projected as the party’s prime ministerial candidate in the 2009 parliamentary elections but he could not lead the party to the victory


His autobiography, ‘My Country My Life’ was released in 2008 by Dr


In 2004, when the BJP lost the elections, he became the Leader of Opposition


From 2002 to 2004 he served as the Deputy Prime Minister of India


In 1998, he assumed the position of Home Minister under the administration of Atal Bihari Vajpayee who had by now become the Prime Minister


In 1993, he led Four Yatras named Janadesh Yatra from four corners of country and began the Swarna Jayanti Rath Yatra to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of India’s Independence in 1997


A Hindu with a secular viewpoint, he led the Ram Janmabhoomi campaign in the early 1990s, undertaking the Ram Rath Yatra from Somnath to Ayodhya in 1990


Under his able guidance and direction, the BJP went from one strength to strength and the party emerged as a major force in the 1989 parliamentary elections, when it won 86 seats—a remarkable improvement over its previous performance of two seats


He held this post till 1986 when he was elected the president of the BJP


Advani became a prominent leader of the newly-formed BJP and was made the General Secretary of the party in 1980


He was a Rajya Sabha member from Gujarat from 1976 to 1982


During the 1970s the Jana Sangh was dissolved and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was established


In 1967, he became Chairman of the Delhi Metropolitan Council


He became the assistant editor in the ‘Organiser’, a political journal of the Jana Sangh in 1960 and served in this post till 1967


From 1958 till 1963 he held the position of Secretary of the Delhi State Jana Sangh


He became acquainted with Atal Bihari Vajpayee and moved to Delhi to assist him in 1957


He became more active in politics in late 1947 and looked after RSS work in Alwar, Bharatpur, Kota, Bundi and Jhalawar as RSS Secretary


He began working as a teacher in Model High School, Karachi in 1944


He was born in Karachi on 8 November 1927 in a Hindu Sindhi family

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