New Delhi, November 8: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday wished Lal Krishna Advani on his birthday. LK Advani turned 91 today. In a series of tweets, PM Modi said Advani's contribution towards India’s development is monumental, describing him as someone whose wisdom is admired across the political spectrum.
"Best wishes to Shri LK Advani Ji on his birthday. Advani Ji’s contribution towards India’s development is monumental. His ministerial tenures are applauded for futuristic decision making and people-friendly policies. His wisdom is admired across the political spectrum," PM Modi tweeted. He further lauded Advani for his 'selfless' contribution towards BJP. PM Modi, LK Advani Recall Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s Legacy at Prayer Meet.
"Shri LK Advani Ji’s impact on Indian politics is immense. Selflessly and diligently, he built the @BJP4India and wonderfully mentored Karyakartas. I pray for the good health and long life of our beloved Advani Ji," the prime minister said in another tweet. Several other BJP leaders including Finance Minister Arun Jaitley also wished Advani on his birthday.
Born in Karachi on November 8th, 1927, Advani served as the 7th Deputy Prime Minister of India from 2002 to 2004 under then PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Advani also served as Minister of Home Affairs in the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance government from 1998 to 2004. In 2015 he was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, India's second-highest civilian honour.