Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Sunday, reached senior BJP leader L.K. Advani’s house and greeted him on the occasion of the latter’s 93rd birthday.
Modi touched the feet of the BJP veteran and sought his blessings. Later, the PM accompanied Advani and his daughter Pratibha during the cake-cutting. Advani also fed cake to Prime Minister Modi. The PM also presented Advani with a bouquet on the occasion.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP president J.P. Nadda also visited Advani’s house and wished him.
Advani is the longest-serving president of the BJP and is also credited with paving the path for his party to grow from the margins of national politics into a leading role and then come to power in the 90s.
Earlier in the day, in a tweet in Hindi, Modi said Advani, home minister and deputy prime minister in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led government, played a significant role in the country’s development and also took the party to the masses. He is a “living inspiration” to the crores of BJP workers and also to the countrymen, Modi said, and wished him a long and healthy life.
Advani was born on November 8, 1922, in Karachi, Pakistan. He belongs to a Sindhi family. After partition, Advani’s family came to India and settled in Mumbai. Later, the family moved to Delhi.