On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti on Sunday, Bollywood celebrities including Lata Mangeshkar, Amitabh Bachchan and Anupam Kher have paid tributes to Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, also known as Father of the Nation.
The celebrities took to Twitter to share their views on Gandhi, whose birth anniversary on October 2 is also celebrated as the International Day of Non-Violence all over the world.
The celebrities also remembered Lal Bahadur Shastri, the second Prime Minister of India, on his 112th birth anniversary.
Here is what the celebs have to say:
Lata Mangeshkar: Today is the birth anniversary of Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi. I pay my homage to his memories.
Amitabh Bachchan: Happy Oct 2, Gandhi Jayanti.
Anupam Kher: Happy birthday to two of the tallest leaders of our country. Mahatma Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri ji. You will always remain our strength.
Mahesh Bhatt: Right now, the whole world seems to be going through a dark night of the soul. But man lives in hope and dies in hope. Happy Gandhi Jayanti.
Hema Malini: It is Gandhiji’s birth anniversary today. He has left behind a rich legacy for the country and it is for us to emulate his ideals.
Riteish Deshmukh: Remembering the great leaders of India on their birth anniversary today. Mahatma Gandhi ji, Lal Bahadur Shashtri ji, inspiration, gratitude.
Raghu Ram: Greetings to all Indians on Gandhi Jayanti. The world needs his guidance now more than ever.
Sajid Khan: On the event of their birth anniversary, we salute the two great leaders of our nation — Mahatma Gandhi ji and Lal Bahadur Shashtriji. Jai Hind!
Bhumi Pednekar: Happy Gandhi Jayanti my fellow citizens. He taught us courage and patience. Let’s try to follow his path. To a brighter India and a happier world.
Diana Penty: You may never know what results come of your actions, but if you do nothing, there will be no results — Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhi Jayanti