Narendra Modi turns 64, meets mother to seek blessings

  • Agencies, Gandhinagar
  • Updated: Sep 17, 2014 14:12 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday morning met his mother in Gandhinagar to seek her blessings and received calls from his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe and President Pranab Mukherjee to wish him.

Modi, who turned 64, went to Gandhinagar, 23 km from Ahmedabad, alone in a normal vehicle without any security to meet his mother Heeraben on his first birthday as Prime Minister, sources said.

Video: Modi celebrates 64th birthday with mother

On the occasion, she donated Rs 5,000 for the Prime Minister's Relief Fund for Jammu and Kashmir, they said.

Modi also received a call from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe who wished him on his birthday, in a reflection of the special bonding the two Prime Ministers enjoy.

Modi visited Japan only a fortnight back and the warmth between the two leaders was at display during that.

The prime vinister will spend the evening at a quiet dinner with the visiting Chinese president Xi Jinping.

President Mukherjee called up Modi to wish him. Vice President Hamid Ansari also wished him.

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