Balloons and greetings: Twitter celebrates PM Modi's birthday

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Sep 17, 2015 15:45 IST
A screenshot of Narendra Modi's Twitter account on his birthday (Photo courtesy: Twitter)

The RSS, micro-blogging site Twitter, Union ministers Rajnath Singh and Arun Jaitley and former cricketer Brett Lee were among those who greeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his birthday on Thursday.

More than 110,000 birthday wishes were sent on Twitter by the early afternoon, with the hashtag #HappyBdayPM becoming the top trend and peaking at 320 tweets a minute.

The Prime Minister’s official Twitter account @narendramodi featured animated balloons in different colours rising through the page to mark his birthday.

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Twitter celebrates PM Modi's birthday

Modi, the second most followed political leader on Twitter, received greetings from many users of the social networking site.

Apart from numerous Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders who took to Twitter to wish Modi, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal too sent his wishes on the birthday.

"Greetings to Prime Minister Sh Narendra Modi ji on his birthday. My prayers for his health and long life," Kejriwal tweeted.

Home minister Rajnath Singh tweeted: "Greetings to the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on his birthday today. May God bless him with good health and long life."

“On behalf of whole of Gujarat and myself, I extend warm birthday greetings to our Prime Minister,” posted Gujarat chief minister Anandiben Patel.

From Brett Lee to Omar Abdullah, here is how Twitterati wished Modi:

With inputs from agencies

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