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Updated on: Monday, November 08, 2021, 11:01 AM IST

Watch video: PM Narendra Modi, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, Amit Shah, others meet LK Advani on his 94th birthday

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Bharatiya Janata Party's national president JP Nadda met veteran BJP leader LK Advani at his residence to wish him on his birthday on Monday.

PM Modi along with senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders celebrated veteran party leader LK Advani's birthday at his residence in Delhi. Advani also cut a cake in the presence of PM Modi and others.

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Earlier today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended birthday greetings to Lal Krishna Advani who is a senior BJP leader and former Deputy Prime Minister. "Birthday greetings to respected Advani Ji. Praying for his long and healthy life. The nation remains indebted to him for his numerous efforts towards empowering people and enhancing our cultural pride. He is also widely respected for his scholarly pursuits and rich intellect," tweeted the Prime Minister.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah also extended his greetings on the occasion.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh hailed Advani as an inspiration and guide, and said he is counted among those most respected leaders whose scholarship, foresight and intellect are acknowledged by everyone.

BJP president J P Nadda praised the veteran leader for taking the party to the masses and paying a key role in the country's development. Wishing him a long and healthy life, he said the nonagenarian leader was an inspiration to crores of party workers.

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Born on November 8, 1927, in Karachi, Advani was the Minister of Home Affairs in the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance government from 1998 to 2004. He also served as the Deputy Prime Minister under Atal Bihari Vajpayee from 2002 to 2004. He is one of the co-founders and a senior leader of the BJP.

He began his political career as a volunteer of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). In 2015, Advani was awarded the Padma Vibhushan - India's second-highest civilian honour.

(With inputs from ANI)

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Published on: Monday, November 08, 2021, 10:57 AM IST
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