Published On: Aug 16, 2018
Atal Bihari Vajpayee was not only a great politician but an avid art lover too…His literary work has won him a sea of admirers. But did you know Vajpayee was a huge fan of Bollywood actress Hema Malini and watched ‘Seeta Aur Geeta’ 25 times? During an interview, Hema Malini once revealed that when she first met AB Vajpayee, he was little uncomfortable while talking to her. Later she got to know that Vajpayee was a huge fan of hers. Vajpayee was a great poet too. During several occasions he inspired people with his recitations and his poems were also turned into an album named Nayi Disha which had songs by Jagjit Singh and Alka Yagnik. One of his popular poems, ‘Kya Khoya Kya Paya’ featured Shah Rukh Khan and was rendered superbly in the voice of Amitabh Bachchan. The poem was sung by late ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh.