In a historic milestone, the graphic novel “Ajay to Yogi Adityanath” has etched its name into the annals of achievement, finding its place in the prestigious Asia Book of Records. Penned by the celebrated author Shantanu Gupta, this exceptional novel vividly portrays the life journey of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, charting his path from modest origins to the pinnacle of political authority.
“Ajay to Yogi Adityanath” transcends being just a graphic novel; it stands as a chronicle of an extraordinary odyssey. Shantanu Gupta’s vivid portrayal of Yogi Adityanath’s life serves as an enduring source of inspiration for countless individuals who aspire to surmount obstacles and leave a profound impact on society. Beyond its record-breaking achievements, this graphic novel illuminates the incredible ascent of a man who rose from the hinterlands of Uttarakhand to helm India’s most populous state, Uttar Pradesh.
Shantanu Gupta, a renowned author with two bestselling novels to his credit, has introduced his latest graphic novel based on Yogi Adityanath’s life in eight states, including UP, Delhi, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Uttarakhand, Andhra Pradesh, and Assam.
This novel has made its debut in 29 locations across Uttar Pradesh and seven locations in the National Capital Region (NCR). An inaugural event marked its simultaneous release on June 5, 2023, coinciding with Chief Minister Yogi’s 51st birthday, at over 51 venues spanning 25 districts in Uttar Pradesh. “Ajay to Yogi Adityanath” is, in fact, the journey of Ajay Singh Bisht, a young boy born in the heartland of Uttarakhand, amidst six other siblings. His father, Anand Singh Bisht, served as a junior forest officer, while his mother, Savitri Devi, was a dedicated homemaker.
From his early years, Ajay displayed a penchant for family care, tending to cows, immersing himself in stories of freedom fighters, and actively participating in school debates. Their modest abode was nestled in the remote village of Panchur, now part of Uttarakhand. It was from this humble beginning that Ajay ascended to the position of Mahant at Gorakhnath Math and later embarked on a remarkable journey, becoming the youngest member of the Indian Parliament and ultimately assuming the mantle of Chief Minister of India’s most populous state, Uttar Pradesh.