New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday (January 28) paid tributes to freedom fighter Lala Lajpat Rai on his birth anniversary and said that tales of his commitment towards the nation will always inspire countrymen.

Taking to Twitter, the Prime Minister said, "Salute to the brave son of mother India, Punjab Kesari Lala Lajpat Rai on his birth anniversary. His saga of sacrificing his life for the independence of the country will always inspire the countrymen."


Also, defence minister Rajnath Singh remembered Rai as an exceptional leader and paid tribute to the leader.

"I bow to great freedom fighter and a true nationalist, Lala Lajpat Rai on his Jayanti. The nation pays heartfelt tributes to Lalaji, an exceptional leader and mentor, for his immense contribution to India's freedom struggle", Singh tweeted.


Rai was born on January 28, 1865, to a Jain family, as a son of Urdu and Persian government school teacher Munshi Radha Krishan Agrawal and his wife, Gulab Devi Agrawal.

Lala Lajpat Rai, popularly known as Punjab Kesari, played a pivotal role in India's Independence movement.