New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several other politicians took to microblogging website Twitter on Monday to wish President Ram Nath Kovind on his birthday.

"Best wishes to Rashtrapati Ji on his birthday. India has benefitted greatly from his wisdom and perspectives on various subjects. He has connected wonderfully with every section of our society. I pray for his long and healthy life. @rashtrapatibhvn," PM Modi tweeted.

President Kovind was born on October 1, 1945, in Kanpur district, Uttar Pradesh.

He is a lawyer, veteran political representative and long-time advocate of egalitarianism and integrity in Indian public life and society. He is the 14th president of India and turned 73 today.