Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday paid his tribute to late Jayaprakash Narayan on the occasion of his birth anniversary. PM Modi took to Twitter to express his gratitude and said that he paid an incomparable role during the fight for independence. He also mentioned that Jayaprakash Narayan is an inspiration for all, and shared a video of his own personal experience with Jayaprakash Narayan.
In his tweet PM Modi said, "A humble tribute to Loknayak Jayaprakash Narayan, the true son of mother India, on his birth anniversary. Not only did he make a valuable contribution to the freedom struggle, but he also played an incomparable role in protecting democracy after independence. Their sacrifice and dedication will always be a source of inspiration for all of us.
मां भारती के सच्चे सपूत लोकनायक जयप्रकाश नारायण को उनकी जन्म-जयंती पर विनम्र श्रद्धांजलि। उन्होंने स्वतंत्रता संघर्ष में अपना बहुमूल्य योगदान तो दिया ही, आजादी के बाद लोकतंत्र की रक्षा में भी अतुलनीय भूमिका निभाई। उनका त्याग और समर्पण हम सबके लिए सदा प्रेरणास्रोत रहेगा। pic.twitter.com/MVZ068OcPD— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 11, 2019
Jayaprakash Narayan also popularly referred to as JP or Lok Nayak, was an Indian independence activist, theorist, socialist and political leader. He is also known as the "Hero of Quit India Movement" and he is remembered for leading the mid-1970s opposition against Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, for whose overthrow he had called for a "total revolution".
His biography, Jayaprakash, was written by his nationalist friend and an eminent writer of Hindi literature, Rambriksh Benipuri. In 1999, he was posthumously awarded the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award, in recognition of his social work. Other awards include the Magsaysay award for Public Service in 1965. Many of the current political leaders in the country have cited him as their inspiration, or have cited his movement as the one where they first cut their teeth in politics.