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Congress vice president Rahul GandhiReuters File Photo

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday greeted Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on his 47th birthday and wished him a long and healthy life.

"Birthday greetings to the Congress Vice President, Shri Rahul Gandhi. I pray for his long and healthy life," Modi said in a tweet.

Rahul Gandhi, who is in Italy to see his 93-year-old maternal grandmother, will celebrate his birthday there.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Prime Minister Narendra ModiReuters

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also greeted Rahul Gandhi on his birthday. 

"Birthday greetings to Rahul Gandhi. Wishing you happiness and good health for many, many years to come @OfficeOfRG," the Trinamool Congress supremo tweeted.