Political rockstar Narendra Modi turned a year older on Wednesday, and the 15th Prime Minister of the nation started the day by seeking blessings from his 95-year-old mother, Heeraben, in Gandhinagar.
Modi had earlier pledged to keep his birthday celebrations low-key in the light of the Kashmir floods tragedy, and his mother reportedly gave him ₹5000 to donate to the Prime Minister's Relief Fund. Modi had tweeted a few days ago saying: "My humble request- do not celebrate my birthday. Instead, dedicate yourselves towards relief work in J&K through your time & resources."
While Modi received wishes from heads of state and other dignitaries, with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe being among the first few to wish him, Twitterati poured in wishes to the PM too, using the Twitter tag #HappyBirthDayPM.
Among those who have wished Modi are President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari and Gujarat Chief Minister Aandiben Patel.
This is what Modi's fans had to say on his birthday.
— Shikha S (@shikha_shrivas) September 17, 2014
Of course, the controversial figure also has his own set of detractors, who took to Twitter with the hashtag #WorldFekuDay.
You Can Watch the Live Streaming of Modi's Speech at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar HERE.
The PM is launching schemes of the Gujarat Government. Watch. https://t.co/XNk33PvQGJ
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) September 17, 2014