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Venkaiah Naidu, Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi pay tributes to Chhatrapati Shivaji

February 19 is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji.

india Updated: Feb 19, 2018 13:18 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, New Delhi
Chhatrapati Shivaji,Narendra Modi,Rahul Gandhi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes to Shivaji on Twitter.(PTI File Photo)

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi paid tributes to Chhatrapati Shivaji on his birth anniversary on Monday.

Naidu described Shivaji as “one of India’s greatest king warriors” and hailed him for his valour, warfare strategies, administrative skills, progressive outlook and respect for women.

Modi also took to the micro-blogging site to hail Shivaji.

Gandhi paid his tributes to Shivaji in a message in Marathi on the social networking site.

King Shivaji, known as the creator of the Maratha empire, was born on this day in 1630 at Shivneri Fort in Pune as per the Maharashtra government.

First Published: Feb 19, 2018 13:17 IST