New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday greeted Bharat Ratna and former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his 91st birthday and described him as “great personality who provided exceptional leadership to India at a crucial time”.
Prime Minister Modi visited Vajpayee at his residence this evening to personally wish him on his birthday.
“Visited Atal ji at his residence and conveyed birthday greetings to him,” Prime Minister Modi said in a tweet.
“Birthday greetings to our beloved Atal ji. We salute this great personality who provided exceptional leadership to India at a crucial time,” he said in another tweet.
“Be it as a party leader, Parliamentarian, Minister, Prime Minister, Atal ji distinguished himself in every role. This is his speciality,” he said.
“After landing in Delhi this evening, will head straight to Atal ji’s residence and wish him personally”, he added.
The Prime Minister had also shared a poem written by the former prime minister published in weekly ‘ Abhudaya’ in 1946, on his twitter page. (ANI)