Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today greeted President Pranab Mukherjee on his 81st birthday, saying the country is proud of him.
The Prime Minister described President Mukherjee as a person whose wisdom has benefited the nation.
"Birthday wishes to Rashtrapati Ji. His tremendous experience & wisdom has benefited the nation greatly. I pray for his long & healthy life," he said in a tweet.
Birthday wishes to Rashtrapati Ji. His tremendous experience & wisdom has benefitted the nation greatly. I pray for his long & healthy life.- Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 11, 2016
"Pranab Da always puts India's interest above everything. We are proud to have such a well read & knowledgeable President," he said.
Meanwhile, Mr Gandhi said the country was fortunate to have President as a guide.
Warm wishes to Hon President of India on his B'Day.We are fortunate to have Pranab Da's wise counsel&experience to guide us @RashtrapatiBhvn- Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) December 11, 2016
President Mukherjee assumed office as the 13th President of India on July 25, 2012.
(With inputs from PTI and IANS)