Lal Kishenchand Advani turned 96 pn Wednesday and look who came to wish him.
IMAGE: The man who Advaniji once hailed as an excellent event manager wishes the BJP patriarch. All photographs: ANI Photo
IMAGE: As BJP president Advaniji took his party from the 2 seats it won in the 1984 Lok Sabha election to its pole position in Indian politics, enabling the likes of J P Nadda, the party's current national president.
IMAGE: Amit A Shah replaced Advaniji as the candidate for the Gandhinagar Lok Sabha seat in the 2019 election. Advaniji represented Gandhinagar in the 1998, 2004, 2009 and 2014 elections.
IMAGE: Rajnath Singh served as BJP president at a time when it appeared that Advaniji would be the party's prime ministerial candidate in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, but...
IMAGE: Which of these four BJP leaders has never been party president? You guessed right: The man on the left.
IMAGE: The two gentlemen with their backs to the camera are B L Santhosh, the BJP's national organising secretary, right, and Deepak Chopra, Advaniji's long-time executive assistant.
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