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Atal Bihari Vajpayee had left behind so much wealth, it would have been worth so much today.

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Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Lal Krishna Advani

Today is the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister of the country Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Atal Bihari, who gave the country a unique highway scheme like Golden Quadrilateral, lived a very simple and simple life during his lifetime. If we look at his election affidavits of that time, he had only nominal assets. As personal property, his only legacy was a flat in East of Kailash, Delhi and an Ambassador car. Do you know how much property he left behind at the time of his death and what would be its value today?

Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who was a prominent face of Indian politics for almost 5 decades, contested his last election in the year 2004. After that he retired from political life before the 2009 Lok Sabha elections. Atal Bihari Vajpayee served as the Prime Minister of the country thrice and died in August 2018. According to Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s 2004 election affidavit, his total assets were Rs 58.99 lakh. This included the amount deposited in his State Bank of India account, investment in the National Savings Scheme and his residence in Delhi.

Atal Bihari’s wealth would be this much today

If the value of the property mentioned in Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s 2004 election affidavit is estimated today, it would be around Rs 2.11 crore. The main reason for this is the change in the value of rupee over the years. If the average inflation rate between 2004 and 2023 is considered to be 7%, then this amount becomes more than Rs 2.11 crore.

However, the website ‘CelebrityNetworth.com’, which provides information about the net worth of famous personalities, had stated that at the time of Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s death, his total wealth was around 2 million dollars. If we look at it in today’s rupee value, then this amount would be Rs 16.63 crore, well at that time this amount was around Rs 14 crore.

If the value of Rs 14 crore of ‘Celebrity Networth.com’ is calculated today, it would be around Rs 19 crore as on date.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s heir

Atal Bihari Vajpayee never married in his life. However, he had an adopted daughter, Namita, who was married to Ranjan Bhattacharya. According to media reports, after his death, the heir to his property was his adopted daughter.

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