Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister and BJP National President Shri Amit Shah and BJP National Working President Shri JP Nadda and BJP National General Secratary (Org) Shri BL Santhosh called on senior leader Shri Lal Krishna Advani at his residence and extended their greetings on his 92nd birthday in New Delhi on 8 November, 2019. Vice-President Shri M Venkaiah Naidu was also present on the occassion.
Later Shri Narendra Modi in a tweet said, “Scholar, statesman and one of the most respected leaders, India will always cherish the exceptional contribution of Shri Lal Krishna Advani Ji towards empowering our citizens. On his birthday, I convey my greetings to respected Advani Ji and pray for his long and healthy life”.
The PM further wrote, “Shri LK Advani Ji toiled for decades to give shape and strength to the @BJP4India. If over the years, our party has emerged as a dominant pole of Indian politics, it is because of leaders like Advani Ji and the selfless Karyakartas he groomed for decades. For Advani Ji, public service has always been associated with values. Not once has he compromised on the core ideology. When it came to safeguarding our democracy, he was at the forefront. As a Minister, his administrative skills are universally lauded”.
Born on 08 November, 1927, in Karachi, Shri LK Advani served as 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 in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led government from 2002 to 2004.
Shri Advani began his political career as a Swayamsevak of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). In 2015, he was awarded the Padma Vibhushan – India’s second-highest civilian honour.