Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday took to Twitter to wish India Jeanne Jonty Rhodes, the little daughter of former South African cricketer Jonty Rhodes a very happy birthday. Why did Modi take time out to do so from his busy schedule and the NITI Aayog business going on? It seems PM Modi is fond of the little one, who was born in India on April 23, 2015, and has been named after the country by Rhodes. The family of the South African cricketer stays in India itself. Also Read - PM Modi Concludes 3-City Vaccine Tour: Highlights From His Visit to Key COVID Facilities
PM Narendra Modi retweeted a picture shared by Jonty Rhodes with his baby daughter. Modi said, “Happy birthday to India, from India. :)”. Jonty said on Twitter, “Happy Birthday baby India; 2 today #landofyourbirth”, with a cute picture of India and him. The same was retweeted by Narendra Modi, and it melted our hearts! Jonty Rhodes this morning thanked the prime minister for his good wishes, with the hashtag #makeinindia! He said, “@narendramodi Thank u @narendramodi ji; baby India really has been blessed in the land of her birth, by so many amazing people #makeinindia”. Take a look! Also Read - PM Modi Reaches Pune's Serum Institute to Review Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Development
Jonty Rhodes shared the same picture on Instagram, saying, “Daddy’s (birthday)girl #incredibleindia #lifeontour #blessed”.” Take a look!
On May last year, Jonty Rhodes had a puja performed for baby India, who had just turned 1. He had said with a picture of the puja on Instagram, “Performing Puja for baby India”. Take a look!
Jonty Rhodes has two other children, Ross Rhodes and Daniella Rhodes, and often posts pictures of his wife and children on their travails and adventures here. Jonty Rhodes has a huge fan following in India from his playing days when he was famous for his unique style of fielding.