Modi pays tribute to Lala Lajpat Rai

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday paid tribute to freedom fighter Lala Lajpat Rai on his 149th birth anniversary, calling him a “proud son of India”.

“Punjab Kesari Lala Lajpat Rai was a unique personality who was ahead of his time. I salute this proud son of India on his birth anniversary,” Mr. Modi tweeted.

Born in 1865, Lala Lajpat Rai played a pivotal role in India’s fight for independence and was popularly known as ‘Punjab Kesari’ (Lion of Punjab).

He died October 30, 1928.

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