PM Modi wishes President Mukherjee on his birthday

NEW DELHI: Prime Minster Narendra Modi on Friday greeted President Pranab Mukherjee on his 80th birthday, saying he is an “invaluable asset” to the nation.

Pranab Mukherjee

“I convey my heartfelt wishes to our beloved President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee on his birthday. I pray for his long and healthy life,” Modi tweeted.

I convey my heartfelt wishes to our beloved President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee on his birthday. I pray for his long & healthy life.

“President Mukherjee’s long years in public life make him an invaluable asset to our nation. His wisdom and intelligence have few parallels,” Modi wrote.

President Mukherjee’s long years in public life make him an invaluable asset to our nation. His wisdom & intelligence have few parallels.

In another tweet Modi said Mukherjee had always been a respected leader with friends and well-wishers across the political spectrum.

Pranab Da has always been a respected leader, with friends & well-wishers across the political spectrum. @RashtrapatiBhvn

Born on December 11, 1935 in Mirati West Bengal, Mukherjee has a political career spanning six decades.