July 6, 2018 12:27 IST

PM Narendra Modi pays tribute to Syama Prasad Mookerjee on his birth anniversary

1 of 3 PM Narendra Modi,Narendra Modi,Syama Prasad Mookerjee,Syama Prasad Mookerjee birth anniversary,former parliamentarian Syama Prasad Mookerjee
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday paid his tribute to Bharatiya Jana Sangh founder and former parliamentarian Syama Prasad Mookerjee on his birth anniversary. "On his Jayanti, I bow to Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee. Dr Mookerjee is remembered as a fine educationist, a wonderful administrator and a stalwart who fought for India's freedom as well as unity," Modi tweeted. Modi also shared a picture of Mookerjee with Babasaheb Ambedkar, and said they were ministerial colleagues who had "futuristic vision for India's growth". Credit: Twitter/PIB_India
2 of 3 PM Narendra Modi,Narendra Modi,Syama Prasad Mookerjee,Syama Prasad Mookerjee birth anniversary,former parliamentarian Syama Prasad Mookerjee
Mookerjee was also a barrister and academician. He served as Minister for Industry and Supply in the first cabinet post-Independence. Credit: Twitter/PIB_India
3 of 3 PM Narendra Modi,Narendra Modi,Syama Prasad Mookerjee,Syama Prasad Mookerjee birth anniversary,former parliamentarian Syama Prasad Mookerjee
He founded the Bharatiya Jana Sangh in 1951 which later became the Bharatiya Janata Party in 1980. Credit: Twitter/PIB_India