New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday paid tributes to freedom fighter Shyamji Krishna Varma on his 157th birth anniversary, urging people to visit his memorial.
"On his birth anniversary, I bow to Shyamji Krishna Varma. A devout patriot, he inspired several nationalists, both in India and overseas," the prime minister said in a tweet.
He added that Varma was closely associated with India House, which was a very active hub for the nationalist movement in London.
"In 2003, I had the honour to bring Shyamji Krishna Varma`s ashes back to India from Switzerland," he said, adding: "In 2010, we dedicated Kranti Teerth to the nation. Kranti Teerth is a memorial that celebrates Shyamji Krishna Varma`s life and contribution."
"I urge you to visit Kranti Teerth in Mandvi (Kutch district). Visit, get inspired by the life of Shyamji Krishna Varma!" he added.
Varma was a freedom fighter hailing from Gujarat. He was was born Oct 4, 1857 in Kutch.