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One Of The Key Architect Of Ram Temple Movement Is Now Bharat Ratna

By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 03, Feb 2024, 15:37 pm IST | UPDATED: 03, Feb 2024, 15:37 pm IST

One Of The Key Architect Of Ram Temple Movement Is Now Bharat Ratna New Delhi: Lal Krishna Advani, a prominent leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and former deputy prime minister, is set to be honored with the prestigious 'Bharat Ratna' award, as announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday.

Lal Krishna Advani, born on 8th November 1927 in Karachi, British India, belonged to a Sindhi Hindu family. His parents were Kishanchand D. Advani and Gyani Devi. During the partition of India in 1947, Advani's family migrated to India and settled in Bombay.

Advani attended St. Patrick's High School and later pursued his education at D.G. National College in Hyderabad, Sindh. He completed his Law degree from the Government Law College of Bombay University.

In February 1965, Lal Krishna Advani married Kamla Advani. The couple had two children – a son named Jayant and a daughter named Pratibha. Pratibha, besides being a television producer, actively supported her father in his political endeavors.

He joined the Jana Sangh, the predecessor of the BJP, in 1951 when it was founded by Syama Prasad Mookerjee. Advani became a member of the Rajya Sabha in 1970, holding his seat until 1989. In December 1972, he was elected as the president of Bharatiya Jana Sangh.

Advani served as the information and broadcasting minister in the Janata Party in 1975 during the prime ministership of Morarji Desai. A key figure alongside Atal Bihari Vajpayee, he played a pivotal role in establishing the BJP in 1980.

Notably, Advani gained prominence for leading the Ram Janmabhoomi movement in the 1990s, advocating for the construction of a temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya.

During the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) rule, Advani held significant positions as the deputy prime minister and home minister, contributing significantly to the government. In recent years, he has taken a step back from active political engagements due to health issues.

Lal Krishna Advani: Bharat Ratna Honor

The decision to confer the Bharat Ratna upon L K Advani acknowledges his long and impactful political career, marked by leadership, contributions to the BJP's foundation, and influential roles in various government positions.

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