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PM Narendra Modi visits L K Advani on his birthday.IANS

BJP stalwart LK Advani turned 88 on Sunday.

Leaders from across the political spectrum greeted him and wished him long life on a day when the BJP was trounced in the Bihar assembly elections by the Grand Alliance.

Among those who greeted him were Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and BJP president Amit Shah.

Modi drove down to Advani's residence to greet him and so did Amit Shah. RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat also greeted the octogenarian leader.

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi was also among those who greeted Advani.

"Advani ji's contribution to the country is invaluable. He has always been respected as a person of immense knowledge & integrity," Modi had tweeted. "Personally, I have learnt so much from Advani ji. For Karyakartas like us, he is the best teacher and the epitome of selfless service," the Prime Minister also said.

Shah also wished Advani saying, "Best wishes on his birthday to respectable Advaniji who has been an inspiration to all us workers. .."