From Modi to Mamata: Friends and foes wish Arvind Kejriwal on his birthday

DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal turned 48 and received greetings from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, several other leaders and Bollywood and sports personalities. “Birthday greetings to Delhi CM @ArvindKejriwal. I pray for his long life and good health,” Modi tweeted.


“Thank u so much sir,” responded Kejriwal. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Congress veteran Sheila Dikshit also took to Twitter to wish the Aam Aadmi Party chief. Leader of Opposition in the Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta also greeted Kejriwal. Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav wished Kejriwal good health and success.

Wishing Kejriwal, former cricketer Virender Sehwag wrote, “May you be blessed with good health, no cold & good work”. Boxing star Vijender Singh also extended his wishes. Bollywood actors and singers including Riteish Deshmukh, Aftab Shivdasani and Vishal Dadlani also tweeted their birthday greetings to Kejriwal.

Apart from his individual responses, the Chief Minister also tweeted, “Received birthday greetings from many friends, relatives, supporters. I sincerely thank everyone for their warm wishes.” Kejriwal, who became the youngest Chief Minister of Delhi when he was sworn for the first time on December 28, 2013, is a native of Haryana’s Hisar district. He is an IIT Kahargpur alumnus. Before joining politics, he served as an Indian Revenue Service Officer till 2006 and later founded an NGO Parivartan. He is a recipient of the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award.