This Article is From Dec 29, 2015

Arun Jaitley Turns 63; PM Modi Wishes Him Long Life

Arun Jaitley Turns 63; PM Modi Wishes Him Long Life

Arun Jaitley celebrates his 63rd birthday at Lodhi Gardens in New Delhi. (PTI Photo)

New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley turned 63 on Monday, and was greeted on his birthday by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and many other leaders.

Mr Jaitley is among the senior most ministers in the Union Cabinet and has been active in politics since his college days when he was an ABVP student leader.

"Dear Arun ji, wishing you a very happy birthday. May you be blessed with the best health & a long life," PM Modi tweeted.

Mr Jaitley, a Rajya Sabha lawmaker from Gujarat, was also greeted by several other leaders of the BJP and various other parties.

"Thank you everyone for kind birthday wishes and blessings," he later wrote on social media platform Facebook, while posting pictures of his birthday celebrations at Lodhi Garden, where he frequently goes for a morning walk, as also at his residence and at his office.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh also tweeted his best wishes and greetings to Mr Jaitley.

"My best wishes and greetings to Shri @Arunjaitley on his birthday today. Pray for his good health and long life," Mr Singh said.

BJP President Amit Shah also tweeted, "Wishing Shri @arunjaitley ji a very happy birthday. My prayers and wishes for your long and healthy life."

Those wishing him on his birthday also included union ministers Piyush Goyal, Ram Vilas Paswan and Jitendra Singh, as well as Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu.