Dalai Lama turns 87, PM Modi wishes him

DHARAMSHALA (HP), 6 Jul: The Dalai Lama turned 87 on Wednesday, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi wishing the Tibetan spiritual leader on phone and his supporters celebrating at a grand event here.

To mark the occasion, the Dalai Lama inaugurated a library and a museum in Dharamshala, where the headquarters of the Tibetan ‘government-in-exile’ and the residence of the Nobel Peace Prize laureate are located.

“Conveyed 87th birthday greetings to His Holiness the Dalai Lama over phone earlier today. We pray for his long life and good health,” Prime Minister Modi tweeted.

Several union ministers, including Kiren Rijiju and Nitin Gadkari and lawmakers also greeted the Dalai Lama, one of the most globally respected spiritual leaders who has been living in exile in India after fleeing China in 1959. (PTI)