BJP veteran LK Advani will be conferred with Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Saturday.
In an X post, the Prime Minister also said he congratulated LK Advani for the same.
"I am very happy to share that Shri LK Advani Ji will be conferred the Bharat Ratna. I also spoke to him and congratulated him on being conferred this honour," PM Narendra Modi tweeted.
"One of the most respected statesmen of our times, his contribution to the development of India is monumental. His is a life that started from working at the grassroots to serving the nation as our Deputy Prime Minister," he added.
"He distinguished himself as our Home Minister and I&B Minister as well. His Parliamentary interventions have always been exemplary, full of rich insights, the Prime Minister wrote.