Sh L. K. Advani was born on 8 Nov 1927 and grew up in the Sindh province of undivided India. As a student in St.Patrick's School, Karachi, his patriotic ideals inspired him to join the Rashtriya Swayamasevak Sangh (RSS) at the mere age of fourteen. He has dedicated his life to the service of the nation ever since. His political career spans more than three decades. He is one the stalwarts of BJP and proposed candidate for the prime ministers ship.
He is widely regarded as an individual of great intellectual ability, strong principles, and unwavering support for the idea of a strong and prosperous India.
Mr. Advani has served for the longest period as the President of the Bharatiya Janata Party since its inception in 1980. He has been held the Home Minister and Deputy Prime Minister positions in the cabinet in the NDA government (1999-2004).
He alongside with Mr. Vajpayee has played an important role in brining BJP to a national party status owing to their efforts through the latter half of the 1980s and the 1990s. The results of his efforts were underscored by the 1989 General Election. The Party bounced back from its 1984 tally of 2 to achieve an impressive 86 seats. The Party position moved up to 121 seats in 1992 and 161 in 1996; making the 1996 elections a watershed in Indian democracy. For the first time since independence, the Congress was dethroned from its preeminent position, and the BJP became the single largest party in the Lok Sabha.
Shri L.K.Advani was the sitting MP from Gandhinagar parliamentary constituency in 2004 General Elections, the leader of the opposition and was the Prime Ministerial candidate for the 2009 General elections.
And in 2009 General Elections, he is re-elected from the Gandhinagar Constituency comfortably and once again elected, leader of the opposition in the 15th Lok Sabha.