India’s first National Security Advisor Brajesh Mishra died
Perhaps the country’s most powerful principal secretary to a Prime Minister, Brajesh Mishra, full name Brajesh Chandra Mishra, died in New Delhi on Friday.
It was his birthday on Saturday, he would have been 84-years on 29 September.
Meanwhile, Brajesh Mishra was the 1st National Security Advisor and principal secretary to former Prime Minister of the country, Mr. Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
It is said that he had a big role to play in Vajpayee’s foreign policy initiatives such as the Lahore bus yatra and re-engagement with the United States after India’s nuclear tests.
Additionally, Brajesh Mishra played a key role in the Pokharan 2 tests that called country’s entry into the nuclear club.
On the other hand, on domestic front, he supported Vajpayee government’s reform initiatives. He brought into action some critical issued such as disinvestment and telecom policy.
However, after Tehelka operation, some political parties forced BJP to resign Brajesh Mishra, but PR Vajpayee supported him as a friend and Mishra continue in his position till the NDA government lost power in 2004.
Brajesh Mishra was born on September 29, 1928. He was the son of former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Dwarka Prasad Mishra, who belonged to the Congress.