Home Minister Amit Shah turned 56 on Thursday, with many of the country's biggest leaders taking to social media platforms to wish him. Born in 1964 in Mumbai, Shah has garnered several decades of political experience, often being dubbed the 'Chanakya' of modern-day politics.
On Thursday, as the wishes continue to pour in, many have lauded his achievements, both during his short tenure as Home Minister and as the BJP Chief.
"Birthday wishes to Shri @AmitShah Ji. Our nation is witnessing the dedication and excellence with which he is contributing towards India’s progress. His efforts to make BJP stronger are also noteworthy. May God bless him with a long and healthy life in service of India," tweeted Prime Minister Modi.
From political leaders to sportspersons to ordinary civillians -- the list of those wishing the Home Minister a happy birthday are extensive.
Union Minister Piyush Goyal lauded Shah for his "untiring efforts to ensure the safety of the country". Sharing a photo of the two leaders, Goyal noted milestone decisions taken by the Modi-led cabinet.
"Warm birthday greetings to energetic Union Home Minister Shri @AmitShah Ji, a dynamic organiser, exemplary administrator who is working with nationalistic will for security and prosperity of the country," tweeted Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi.
"Wishing honourable home minister Shri @AmitShah Ji a very happy birthday. May you be blessed with good health & success always. #HBDayAmitShah" tweeted cricketer Suresh Raina.
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