Indian President Pranab Mukherjee
Indian President Pranab MukherjeePresident of India/Facebook

Pranab Mukherjee, the 13th and the current President of India, turns 80 on Friday.

Born on 11 December, 1935, in a Bengali Brahmin family in Mirati, West Bengal, Mukherjee began his political career in 1969.

Indian Prime Minster Narendra Modi called President Pranab Mukherjee an "invaluable asset" to the nation.

Other politicians, including Sushma Swaraj, Amit Shah, M Venkaiah Naidu and others, also wished the President on his special day.

Check out the birthday wishes below:

Sushma Swaraj

My respectful greetings and good wishes on the birthday of our President Shri Pranab Mukherjee @RashtrapatiBhvn

Nitish Kumar

My best wishes to Hon'ble President Shri Pranab Mukherjee ji @RashtrapatiBhvn on his birthday May God bless him with good health & long life

Rajnath Singh

Greetings to Shri Pranab Mukherjee @RashtrapatiBhvn on his birthday today. I pray for his good health and long life.

B.S. Yeddyurappa 

Warm greetings to great statesman Hon'ble Pesident Shri Pranab Mukherjee on his Birthday. @RashtrapatiBhvn

Vasundhara Raje

Conveying my best wishes to Shri Pranab Mukherjee ji, H.E. The President of India, on his birthday - wishing him good health & a long life.

Amit Shah ‏

My warm greetings to Hon. President Shri Pranab Mukherjee on his Birthday. I pray for his good health & long life. @RashtrapatiBhvn

M Venkaiah Naidu

My best wishes 2 Sri Pranab Mukherjee ji on his birthday today.I wish him a long & healthy life.He's ppl's Prez, Country needs his guidance.

Piyush Goyal

On his birthday, my heartfelt wishes to Hon'ble President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee ji. I pray for his good health & long life @RashtrapatiBhvn

Rajyavardhan Rathore

Heartiest wishes to Hon'ble President Shri Pranab Mukherjee @RashtrapatiBhvn on his birthday. May God bless him with long and healthy life.

Maithripala Sirisena

My warmest wishes are with President Pranab Mukherjee as he celebrates his birthday today. -Maithri @RashtrapatiBhvn

Wishing a very happy birthday to Hon'ble President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee ji. May God bless him with happiness, good health and longevity.

Posted by Ashok Gehlot on Thursday, December 10, 2015

Best wishes to Rashtrapati Pranab Mukherjee on his birthday. I hope his immense experience and knowledge will forever guide the country.

Posted by Shaktisinh Gohil on Thursday, December 10, 2015

P Muralidhar Rao

Warm wishes to Hon'ble President of India Sh. Pranab Mukherjee on his birthday. #RashtrapatiBhvn

Sanjeev Kapoor

Happy Birthday to our President Shri Pranab Mukherjee. May he continue to lead the nation with his wisdom & knowledge @RashtrapatiBhvn

Rajeev Shukla

Shri Pranab Mukherjee is not only a great leader but an excellent human being.Wish him good health &long life on his b'day @RashtrapatiBhvn

Check out some notable quotes by Pranab Mukherjee below:

There is no humiliation more abusive than hunger.

No problems are ever resolved by violence. It only aggravates the pain and the hurt on every side.

I am comfortable at the height where destiny has put me.

We are all equal children before our mother; and India asks each one of us, in whatsoever role we play in the complex drama of nation-building, to do our duty with integrity, commitment and unflinching loyalty to the values enshrined in our Constitution.

The young people of India will build a strong and powerful nation, a nation that is politically mature and economically strong, a nation whose people enjoy both a high quality of life as well as justice.

Our federal Constitution embodies the idea of modern India: it defines not only India but also modernity.