Prime Minister Narendra Modi was today greeted 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 in New Delhi, 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 Mukherjee.
— President Mukherjee (@POI13) September 17, 2016
“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.
Met CJI Shri Thakur. I thank him for his kind wishes. pic.twitter.com/1ElNIgoP1m
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 17, 2016
Warm wishes to Shri @narendramodi ji on his birthday today. May God bless him with good health and long life. जन्मदिवस की हार्दिक शुभकामनाएँ
— राजनाथ सिंह (@rajnathsingh) September 17, 2016
— Dr Raman Singh (@drramansingh) September 17, 2016
Heartiest greetings to Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on his birthday. I wish him a long life and many years in service of the country.
— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) September 17, 2016
I join millions of countrymen in wishing Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi a very happy birthday.
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) September 17, 2016
— Shahnawaz Hussain (@ShahnawazBJP) September 17, 2016
— MIB India (@MIB_India) September 17, 2016
— Chirag Paswan (@ichiragpaswan) September 17, 2016
— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) September 17, 2016
— Sadananda Gowda (@DVSBJP) September 17, 2016
— Prakash Javadekar (@PrakashJavdekar) September 17, 2016
— Doordarshan News (@DDNewsLive) September 17, 2016
— Vijay Rupani (@vijayrupanibjp) September 17, 2016
— M Venkaiah Naidu (@MVenkaiahNaidu) September 17, 2016
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) September 16, 2016
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) September 17, 2016
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.
(With PTI inputs)