New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday paid tribute to Chhatrapati Shivaji on his birth anniversary, saying the Maratha warrior king "touched several lives through his good governance".

"I bow to the epitome of courage and bravery and the pride of India, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on Shivaji Jayanti," Modi tweeted.

"Shivaji Maharaj shone on the battle field and left a mark in administration. He touched several lives through his good governance," he said in another tweet.

"Chhatrapati Shivaji inspires us greatly," Modi added.