L. K. Advani

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L. K. Advani
7th Deputy Prime Minister of India
In office
5 February 2002 – 22 May 2004
PresidentK. R. Narayanan
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Prime MinisterAtal Bihari Vajpayee
Preceded byChaudhary Devi Lal
Succeeded byVacant
Minister of Home Affairs
In office
19 March 1998 – 22 May 2004
Prime MinisterAtal Bihari Vajpayee
Preceded byIndrajit Gupta
Succeeded byShivraj Patil
Leader of Opposition (Lok Sabha)
In office
May 2004 – December 2009
Preceded bySonia Gandhi
Succeeded bySushma Swaraj
In office
Minister of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
In office
29 January 2003 – 21 May 2004
Prime MinisterAtal Bihari Vajpayee
Minister of Coal and Mines
In office
1 July 2002 – 25 August 2002
Prime MinisterAtal Bihari Vajpayee
Leader of Opposition (Rajya Sabha)
In office
January 1980 – April 1980
Minister of Information and Broadcasting
In office
24 march 1977 – 28 july 1980
Prime MinisterMorarji Desai
Member of Parliament
for Gandhinagar
Assumed office
Preceded byVijay Patel
Personal details
Lal Krishna Advani

(1927-11-08) 8 November 1927 (age 96)
Karachi, Bombay Presidency, British India (now in Sindh, Pakistan)
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party (1980–present)
Other political
Bharatiya Jana Sangh (Before 1977)
Janata Party (1977–80)
Kamla Advani (m. 1932–2016)
ChildrenPratibha Advani (Daughter)
Jayant Advani (Son)
Alma materUniversity of Mumbai
ProfessionPolitician, Activist
AwardsPadma Vibhushan
WebsiteOfficial website

Lal Krishna Advani (born 8 November 1927) known as L. K. Advani is an Indian politician and a senior leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He co-founded the party in April 1980.

Advani served as Minister of Home Affairs in the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance government from 1998 to 2004. He served as 7th Deputy Prime Minister of India from 2002 to 2004 under Atal Bihari Vajpayee. He was the Leader of the Opposition in the 10th Lok Sabha and 14th Lok Sabha.[1] Advani began his political career as a volunteer of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, a right-wing Hindu nationalist organisation.

In 2015 he was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, India's second highest civilian honor.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Members Bioprofile". Lok Sabha of India/National Informatics Centre, New Delhi. Archived from the original on 1 August 2012. Retrieved 27 April 2011.
  2. "Padma awards 2015 announced: Advani, Amitabh among 104 awardees", Zee News, 26 January 2015.

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