Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former Indian Prime Minister, passed away at the age of 93 but had millions of thoughts to share. He was one of the tallest and most honest leaders that India got after independence.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the first non Congress Prime Minister of India to complete a full term but he had no enemity with anyone while he was in office and even after he left office.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee was a statesman with moderate thoughts. With his farsightedness and great leadership, he took BJP to path breaking electoral victories.
Besides this, there was one more thing about Atal Bihari Vajpayee, which differentiated him from other political leaders of his time. And that thing was his exceptional skills for poetry.
Even though balancing politics and poetry was not easy for Atal Bihari Vajpayee, he penned down hundreds of poems in his lifetime. These poems by Atal Bihari Vajpayee find a place in various collections of poems.
Most of the poems by Atal Bihari Vajpayee are written in a flowery style and touch the themes of patriotism, valour and nationalism. You will also find philosophy in his articles too.
Here are selected and best Atal Bihari Vajpayee poems and kavita in Hindi and English which will inspire you.
1. Zindagi Ke Dastavez by Atal ji
"Kavya ki kasauti par,
Mere prayas bahle hi khara na utre,
Kintu ye meri zindagi ke dastavez hai."
2. Maut Se Than Gayi by Atal ji
"Joojhne ka mera irada na tha,
Mod par milenge ye wada na tha,
Raasta rok kar wo khadi ho gayi,
Yun laga zindagi se badi ho gayi,
Tu dabe paon, chori chippe na aa,
Saamne vaar kar phir mujhe aazma!"
3. Kya Khoya Kya Paaya by Atal ji
"Kya khoya kya paaya jag mein,
Milte aur bichadte mag mein,
Mujhe kisi se nahi shikayat,
Yadyapi chhala gaya pag pag main."
4. Os Ki Boond by Atal ji
"Surya toh phir bhi ugega,
Dhoop toh phir bhi khilegi,
Lekin mere bagichi ki,
Hari hari dob par,
Os ki boond,
Har mausam mein nahi khilegi."
5. Khoon Kyun Safed Ho Gaya by Atal ji
"Apni hi chaya se bair,
Gale lagne lage hai gair,
Khudkushi ka raasta,
Tumhe watan ka wasta,
Baat banayi bigad gayi,
Doodh mein daraar pad gayi."
6. Do Anubhutiyan - Geet Nahi Gata Hoon by Atal ji
"Lagi kuch aisi nazar,
Bikhra sheehe sa sheher,
Apno ke mele mein,
Meet nahi pata hoon,
Geet nahi gata hoon."
7. Sachayi Yeh Hai Ki by Atal ji
"Unchai aur gehrai mein,
Akash patal ki doori hai,
Jo jitna ooncha, utna ekaki hota hai,
Har bhaar ko swayam dhota hai,
Chehre par muskaan chipka,
Man hi man rota hai."
8. Kadam Mila Kar Chalna Hoga by Atal ji
"Badhaen aati hai aaye,
Ghire pralay ki ghor ghatayen,
Paon ke neeche angaare,
Sir par barse yadi jwalayen,
Nij haathon mein haste haste,
Aag laga kar chalna hoga,
Kadam mila kar chalna hoga."
9. Yaksha Prashan by Atal ji
"Hone, na hone ka kram,
Isi tarah chalta rahega,
Hum hain, hum rahenge,
Ye bhram bhi sada palta rahega."
10. Jeevan Ki Dhalne Lagi Sanjh by Atal ji
"Umar ghat gayi,
Dagar kat gayi,
Jeevan ki dhalne lagi saanjh,
Badale hai arth,
Shabd hue vyarth,
Shanti bina khushiya hai baanjh."
11. Itni Unchai Na Dena by Atal ji
"Dharti ko bauno ki nahi,
Unche kad ke insaano ki zaroorat hai,
Itne unche ki aasmaan chhu le,
Naye nakshatron mein pratibha ka beej bo le."
12. Aao Phir Se Diya Jalayen by Atal ji
"Bhari dupehri mein andhiyara,
Sooraj parchayi se haara,
Antartam ka neh nichode,
Bujhi hui bati sulgaye,
Aao phir se diya jalayen."
13. Haar Nahi Manooga by Atal ji
"Kya haar mein, kya jeet mein,
Kinchit nahi bhaibeet main,
Kartavya path par jo bhi mila,
Yeh bhi sahi, wo bhi sahi,
Vardan nahi mangoonga,
Ho kuch bhi magar haar nahi manooga."
14. Raah Kaun Si Jaaon Main by Atal ji
"Do din mile udhaar mein
Ghaaton ke vyapar mein
Kshan-kshan ka hisaab loon
Yaa nidhi shesh lutaoon main?
Raah kaun si jaaon main?"
15. Do Anubhutiyan - Geet Naya Gata Hoon by Atal ji
"Toote hue sapnon ki kaun sune siski,
Antar ki cheer vyatha palakon par thithki
Haar nahi maanoonga,
Raar nahi thanunga
Kaal ke kapaal pe likhta mitata hoon,
Geet naya gaata hoon."
Away from the noisy life and abrupt politics, ahead of the web of relations, and far from the markets of what is lost what is gained, Atal Bihari Vajpayee turned a poet in solitude. His poems came like dreams and made their home on paper forever.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s poems and kavita are a proof that if he were not into politics, he would have been a renowned poet.
India lost a gem in its real sense!