My Father L K Advani
I don't think anybody knows him better than I do. I am very close to him as are my mother and brother Jayant. I spend a lot of time with him and continue to do so on a regular basis.
As a person and politician, I feel the media has always demonised him. It has been unfair and uncharitable to him. He is the softest person I have ever known. I have seen sides of him no one else has.
He is well up on issues close to his heart, be it India, the party or anything else. Even if I weren't his daughter, I would still say there are very few people who come close to perfection and he does. He is a person who has worked for the people. His ambition is to work for the party but, on a personal level, his ambition is close to zero.
In terms of his attitude towards life, he is the same. There is a song that fits my father. It is from the Dev Anand film Hum Dono, which goes Main zindagi ka saath nibhata chala gaya....
Image: L K Advani, Pratibha and Kamala at the BJP national convention in Mumbai last week.
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