New Delhi: On Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 71st birthday on Friday (September 17), India captain Virat Kohli led wishes from the sports fraternity on social media.
Extending his birthday greetings for PM Modi, Kohli wrote “Warm birthday greetings to our honourable PM @narendramodi ji. May you be blessed with good health and happiness.”
Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar also wished PM Modi on Twitter. “Happy Birthday, Hon. PM @narendramodi ji. Wishing you a year full of good health and happiness,” Tendulkar wrote in his tweet.
“Many more happy returns of the day Honourable PM @narendramodi ji. May you be blessed with abundant happiness, great health and a long life,” Virender Sehwag tweeted.
London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal tweeted an image with PM Modi, wishing him on his birthday.
“Dear @narendramodi sir … wish u a very happy birthday … You are a natural-born leader with unique qualities. Thank you for being an inspiration to many,” Saina wrote.
Wrestler Bajrang Punia, who won bronze at the Tokyo Olympics, greeted the PM.
Born in Gujarat in 1950, Modi joined Hindutva organisation Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) at an early age and was later drafted into the BJP.
Made Gujarat chief minister in 2001, Modi has never suffered an electoral setback when votes were cast on his leadership, leading the BJP to power in the state for three consecutive terms and then at the Centre back to back in 2014 and 2019.