Home Minister Amit Shah turns 55

Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended birthday greetings to BJP president and Home Minister Amit Shah, who turned 55 on Tuesday, describing him as a hard working person who is playing an important role in keeping India secure.

"Birthday greetings to my colleague in the Union Cabinet, a hardworking, experienced and an able organisational person. While playing an important role in government, he is making a valuable contribution to make India stronger and safer," the prime minister wrote on Twitter.

Born on October 22, 1964, Shah has been leading the ruling BJP since 2014. During his tenure as the party chief, the BJP has become "the world's largest political party with over 10 crore registered members", according to Home Ministry's official website.

(Agencies)