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Advani turns 87; Modi conveys birthday greetings

L K Advani and modi

New Delhi, Nov 8 (PTI) BJP patriarch L K Advani today turned 87 and received greetings from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who described him as “one of the tallest personalities in public life” with “unparalleled intellect and insight”.

On returning from Varanasi, Modi drove down to Advani’s residence on Prithviraj Road here to personally wish the former Deputy Prime Minister.

Advani came out to receive Modi. Home Minister Rajnath Singh and some other BJP leaders were also present there at the time.

Advani was upset when Modi was named as BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate at the party’s National Executive in Goa in May last year. In protest, he had quit from all the posts he held at the time but withdrew the resignation the next day after being persuaded by senior party colleagues.

In another tweet, Modi also appreciated film star Kamal Haasan for joining Swachh Bharat campaign on his own birthday today, saying it is “A touching gesture & super effort!”

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