Maghar (Sant Kabir Nagar) (UP), Jun 28 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra today offered ‘chadar’ at the ‘mazar’ of Sant Kabir Das and laid the foundation stone of a research institute name after the 15th century mystic poet. Also Read - Lucknow Airport on High Alert as Passenger Claims Bomb on IndiGo Flight to Chennai

The prime minister was at a programme to mark the 500th death anniversary of the poet. Also Read - Visitors Entry at Lucknow Airport Stopped With Immediate Effect, Extra Security Measures Enforced

Modi took a round of the mausoleum of Sant Kabir Das and offered ‘chadar’. He later laid the foundation stone of the Sant Kabir Academy, a research institute that is expected to come up at a cost of Rs. 24 crore. Also Read - UP Assembly adjourned amid protests by SP members over Akhilesh Yadav issue

He also visited the Sant Kabir cave and unveiled a plaque to mark the laying of the foundation stone of the Kabir Academy, which will highlight the saint’s teachings and philosophy.

The prime minister earlier landed at Lucknow airport and flew to Maghar.

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