The poem laments the death of our most cherished statesman Sri Atal Bihari Bajpai, who as the leader of the opposition never missed a single chance to oppose the Government where it was necessary, but numerous are the examples where he supported it. When he became the Prime Minister, he introduced many reforms in economy and infrastructural development, privatising some government owned corporations, encouraging foreign investments, research and development and also reducing unnecessary administrative loadings. He created an atmosphere of increased competitiveness; it was his skills and honest efforts that could afford extra funding to support the information technology sector and high-tech industries; it was he who introduced deregulation of trade, investments and corporate laws; it was he who did to increase foreign capital investment and to set in motion an economic expansion; it was in his rule that India conducted five underground nuclear tests in Pokhran; it was under his bold and strong leadership that India witnessed the historic victory of Kargil war. He was awarded with the highest civilian honour, Bharat Ratna. The country has had very few the like him since Independence. We are proud of him as our immortal leader, prominent statesman, fabled poet and 10th Prime Minister.