BJP patriarch L.K Advani turns 92

Veteran BJP leader and former Deputy Prime Minister L.K Advani turned 92.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the BJP patriarch hailing him for not compromising his 'core ideology' ever.

"For Advani Ji, public service has always been associated with values. Not once has he compromised on the core ideology,"  Modi wrote in a series of tweets.

He further said: "When it came to safeguarding our democracy, he (Advani) was at the forefront. As a Minister, his administrative skills are universally lauded. Advani Ji toiled for decades to give shape and strength to the BJP".

"If over the years, our party has emerged as a dominant pole of Indian politics, it is because of leaders like Advani Ji and the selfless 'Karyakartas' he groomed for decades. Scholar, statesman and one of the most respected leaders, India will always cherish the exceptional contribution of Shri Lal Krishna Advani Ji towards empowering our citizens".

"On his birthday, I convey my greetings to respected Advani Ji and pray for his long and healthy life," Prime Minister wrote.