Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who turns 66 this year, is celebrating his birthday in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, with his mother Hiraben.
मां की ममता, मां का आशीर्वाद जीवन जीने की जड़ी-बूटी होता है। pic.twitter.com/JeEnDrVevU— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 17, 2016
PM Modi reached the residence of his brother Pankaj Modi in Raysan area of state capital, where his 97-year-old mother is staying and spent around 25 minutes with her.
Apple CEO Tim Cook, Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal and senior BJP leader LK Advani, among others wished him on his birthday, along with hundreds of important personalities from across the globe.
A very happy birthday to @narendramodi. Vasudhaiva kutumbakam - the world is one family.— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) September 17, 2016
Warm Birthday Greetings to @narendramodi ji, May his proficient leadership take the Nation to newer heights & make India prosperous.— Dr.GURMEET RAM RAHIM (@Gurmeetramrahim) September 17, 2016
Here's wishing PM Modi ji a very happy birthday and a wonderful year ahead.@narendramodi— atul kasbekar (@atulkasbekar) September 17, 2016
Wishing our PM @narendramodi ji on his birthday, a long life and all the strength to take our country forward— Nitin Gadkari (@nitin_gadkari) September 17, 2016
Warm wishes to PM @narendramodi ji on his 67th birthday. May God bless him with good health and happiness.— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) September 17, 2016
Best wishes to Hon Prime Minister @narendramodi on his birthday! May God bless him with more courage, conviction and strength!— Anandiben Patel (@anandibenpatel) September 17, 2016
I join millions of countrymen in wishing Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi a very happy birthday.— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) September 17, 2016
PM @narendramodi 's mission is to bring villages, farmers, poor & downtrodden into development process. Warm birthday greetings..— Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi (@naqvimukhtar) September 17, 2016
A Surat-based bakery has also baked a special birthday cake for the PM, and is aiming for Guinness World Record as the tallest pyramid cake ever made.
According to a report in The Times of India, the bakery has collaborated with an NGO for this feat.
Padma Shri award-winning sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik also created a special sculpture dedicated to PM Modi.
PM Modi is slated to travel to Limkheda of Dahod to inaugurate many schemes for development of this tribal district later in the day.
In the afternoon PM Modi will be in Navsari, where he is scheduled to take part in a function where aid would be distributed to the differently-abled persons.
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