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Famous Birthdays on 25th December

ATAL BIHARI VAJPAYEE

Born On: 25th December, 1924

Known For: Politician

  1. He was the only Non-Congress Prime Minister of India, who served a full term.ATAL BIHARI VAJPAYEE
  2. He is the only Parliamentarian to have been elected from four different states at four different times.
  3. He was the first Prime Minister of India to have delivered a speech in Hindi at the United Nations.
  4. He was the first President of the Political Party BJP.
  5. He and his father, together, pursued their Law Degree from DAV College, Kanpur.
  6. He has been an editor of two monthly publications – ‘Rashtradharma’ and ‘Panchjanya’ and two news dailies – ‘Swadesh’ and ‘Veer Arjun’.
  7. Dr. Manmohan Singh often called him as the ‘Bhishma Pitamah’ of Indian Politics.
  8. He is affectionately called ‘Baap Ji’ by his close friends and family.
  9. He wanted to become a journalist and mentioned in an interview, that he entered politics, by mistake.
  10. Former Prime Minister, Jawahar Lal Nehru predicted that Atal Bihari Vajpayee will one day become the Prime Minister of India.

 

PANDIT MADAN MOHAN MALVIYA

Born On: 25th December, 1861

Known For: Politician

  1. He popularized the phrase ‘Satyamev Jayate’ meaning ‘truth alone triumphs’.PANDIT MADAN MOHAN MALVIYA
  2. He was a prolific journalist and founded the now discontinued English newspaper ‘The Leader’, one Hindi monthly called ‘Maryada’ and a Hindi weekly titled ‘Abhyudaya’.
  3. He was the founder of the Benaras Hindu University, which he established in 1916.
  4. He founded the political party Akhil Bhartiya Hindu Mahasabha in 1906 to oppose the divide and rule policy of the British Government.
  5. He made sincere efforts for the entry of Dalits into any Hindu temple.

 

ALASTAIR COOK

Born On: 25th December, 1984

Known For: Cricketer

  1. He became the first Englishman to score seven centuries in Test matches before turning 23.ALASTAIR COOK
  2. He became the second youngest batsman to cross the 5000-run mark in Tests, at the age of 26.
  3. He became the youngest player ever to play 100 Test matches.
  4. He has scored five successive centuries as a captain – another record in his name.
  5. He was a choirboy in his youth.

 

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