|Lal Krishenchand Advani, also known as Lal Krishna Advani is a veteran Indian politician, who has served as the Deputy Prime Minister of India. He was born in Karachi and graduated with a law degree from the Government Law College Bombay University. Presently, he is the Leader of the Opposition and a senior leader of the Bhartiya Janata Party. In 1999, he was awarded with the Outstanding Parliamentarian Award. It is his efforts that made Indian political system bipartisan. Advani joined RSS in 1942 and served as the secretary of the Karachi branch. He is credited with turning the BJP in to a crucial force in Indian politics.