Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge on Saturday paid tributes to India’s first Education Minister, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, on his birth anniversary.

The Prime Minister in a post on X, said, “Remembering Maulana Azad on his birth anniversary. A profound scholar and a pillar of India’s freedom struggle, his commitment to education was commendable. His efforts in shaping modern India continue to guide many people.”