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PM Modi took to Twitter to share his wishes for the BJP veteran. He tweeted, "Wishing our inspiration, one of India's tallest leaders who has served India tirelessly & diligently, Shri LK Advani ji on his birthday." Image Procured via Google Search
LK Advani is a true torchbearer of modern BJP, for he built it from scratch brick by brick when he was elected as the president in the year 1986. The party was really suffering was literally shattered to bits and pieces and it was Advani who shaped it back to what it is today. We wish him a heartiest birthday and great health. Image Procured via Google Image Search
Advani's house, in a locality called Jamshed Quarters, was built soon after his birth; and so was named 'Lal Cottage'.
It was a fairly spacious, beautifully designed, single-storied bungalow. The family had a horse-driven Victoria at home.
The Advani family belonged to the Amil branch of Sindhi Hindus.
Advani's paternal grandfather, Dharamdas Khubchand Advani, was a Sanskrit scholar well settled in life as the principal of a government high school.
Advani had three of my uncles have the names Gobindram, Ramchand and Gopaldas.
By a sheer coincidence three of my mamas (maternal uncles) also had those very names!
Advani did his schooling in Karachi was at St. Patrick's High School for Boys, which was the biggest, and also the most highly rated school in the city.
Advani studied there for six years from 1936-42.
Not many people know that Advani had learned Latin in school
However, Advani regrets not learning Sanskrit in school.
It may come as a surprise Advani was not very eloquent in Hindi while he was in Karachi.
Advani used to understand it a little because of the Hindi movies he watched and could even manage some broken conversation.
Advani started reading, writing and conversing in Hindi only after migrating to India in 1947, when he was already twenty years old.
Advani was fourteen years old when he was first introduced to the 'RSS'.
Attending the shakha and discussing national and international issues with his seniors have a new edge to his life.
And this was the first step towards his decades long political journey.