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Know the rare facts about Indian politician L. K. Advani

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Advani began his political career as a volunteer of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, a right-wing Hindu nationalist organisation.

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L. K. Advani was born in Karachi in a Hindu Sindhi family of businessmen. He married Kamla Advani (1932-2016) in February 1965. He has a son, Jayant, and a daughter, Pratibha.

Coming to his political career, he served as the 7th Deputy Prime Minister of India from 2002 to 2004 under Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Then he served as Minister of Home Affairs in the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance government from 1998 to 2004. He is one of the co-founders and a senior leader of Bharatiya Janata Party. He was the Leader of the Opposition in the 10th Lok Sabha and 14th Lok Sabha.

Let’s go through some facts of his life which you rarely know:

1. Advani and former Pak Army chief Pervez Musharraf both went to St. Patricks High School, Karachi.

Pervez Musharraf with L.K Advani

2. Advani was a film critic.

LK Advani and his daughter Pratibha also attended the Baby screening.

3. He was charged in a scandal where he allegedly received payments through hawala brokers.

L. K. Advani then and now.

4. A book written by him called “My Country,My Life” has claimed to sell 1,000,000 copies.

Must-Read book written by this Indian politician

5. From 2002 to 2004, he served as deputy Prime Minister of India.

Photo of former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and former Deputy Prime Minister LK

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6. To almost everyone’s surprise, he resigned from each and every post he held in 2013.

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7. In 2015, he was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest civilian honor.

L. K. Advani receiving Padma Vibhushan from former President Pranab Mukherjee

8. He was second in line for the formation of Bharatiya Janata Party in 1980, after Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee with Lal Krishna Advani & Bhairo Singh Shekhawat over decades

9. He was one the person who opposed the idea of appointing Narendra Modi as PM candidate.

Lal Krishna Advani greeting PM Modi.

10. The Supreme Court has resurrected criminal conspiracy charges against him, and several other senior BJP leaders in the Babri Masjid demolition case.

L K Advani married Kamla Advani (1932-2016) in February 1965

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