PM Modi pays tributes to Syama Prasad Mookerjee on his birth anniversary

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday paid tributes to Jan Sangh founder Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee on his birth anniversary.

ANI| Updated: Jul 06, 2015, 09:19 AM IST
PM Modi pays tributes to Syama Prasad Mookerjee on his birth anniversary

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday paid tributes to Jan Sangh founder Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee on his birth anniversary.

The Prime Minister took to Twitter to share his message.

"Today we pay our tributes to the respected Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee. He is remembered as a great leader with an invaluable contribution to the nation. He always emphasised on education among the youth. He was a statesman, way ahead of his time and a profound thinker whose thoughts have been widely appreciated," the Prime Minister's message read.

Born in Calcutta on July 6, 1901, Mookerjee served as a cabinet minister under then-prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, before quitting the Congress party and founding the Jan Sangh.