New Delhi [India], June 28 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday remembered former Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao on the occasion of his 97th birth anniversary. Also Read - Tandav: Scenes That Are at The Heart of Controversy

Modi applauded Rao for his leadership during one of the most critical periods in the history of India. Also Read - Couples Share Their Love Stories Through #WeMetOnTwitter, Singles Start Hilarious Meme-Fest

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The Prime Minister took to his Twitter handle and wrote, “Remembering our former PM Shri PV Narasimha Rao on his birth anniversary. Shri Rao is widely respected as a statesman who provided valuable leadership during a critical period of India’s history. Blessed with immense wisdom, he made a mark as a distinguished scholar as well.”

PV Narasimha Rao was the ninth prime minister of the country, from 1991-1996. (ANI)

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