Narendra Modi's 66th birthday: Wishes flow in from across the country

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi was greeted on Saturday by President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice-President Hamid Ansari and other prominent persons on his 66th birthday.

Modi, who is in Gujarat, received birthday greetings from President and Vice President over phone.

Nepalese Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who is on a visit here, also wished him over phone.

Chief Justice of India T S Thakur personally met Modi at Raj Bhawan in Gandhinagar to greet him, official sources said.

"My warm greetings and good wishes to PM @narendramodi on his 67th birthday," tweeted President Pranab Mukherjee.

"Let this day be the beginning of a year of greater achievements in life of PM @narendramodi and our nation," he said in another tweet.

"May the Almighty bless PM @narendramodi with good health, happiness & many more years of dedicated service to the nation," Mukherjee added.

In response, the PM tweeted "I thank Honourable Rashtrapati ji for his kind birthday greetings."

Vice President Ansari, who is visiting Venezuela, also wished Modi.

In his reply, the PM tweeted, "My gratitude to Vice President Shri Hamid Ansari for his wishes."

Modi also thanked CJI Thakur for his wishes. "Met CJI Shri Thakur. I thank him for his kind wishes," he tweeted.

Modi visited his mother Hiraba in Gandhinagar and took her blessings. He reached the residence of his brother Pankaj Modi in Raysan area of state capital here, where his 97-year-old mother is staying and spent around 25 minutes with her.

Many other personalities also joined in to wish Modi. Tributes were made across the nation to commemorate the occasion.

Celebrities like Varun Dhawan and Virender Sehwag also joined in to wish the Prime Minister in their special way.

Amul shared a whole album dedicated to Modi.

Updated Date: Sep 17, 2016 16:31 PM

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