New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday paid tributes to former Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao on his birth anniversary and said India is grateful to him for his rich contribution to national progress. Rao was born on this day in the year 1921 in Karimnagar, Telangana. Tuesday is his 101st birth anniversary.
Tributes to our former PM Shri PV Narasimha Rao Ji on his birth anniversary. India is grateful to him for his rich contribution to national progress. He also made a mark as a great scholar and intellectual.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 28, 2022
In a tweet, Modi said, “Tributes to our former Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao ji on his birth anniversary. India will remain grateful to him for his rich contribution to national progress. He also left a mark as a great scholar and intellectual.”
Senior Congress leader Rao was the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh from 1971 to 1973. He was also the External Affairs Minister, Home Minister, Defense Minister and Human Resource Development Minister in the Congress governments at the Centre. He was the Prime Minister of India from 21 June 1991 to 16 May 1996. He died in the year 2004 in Delhi.(Agency)