New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday paid tributes to freedom fighter Shyamji Krishna Varma on his 157th birth anniversary, urging people to visit his memorial.
"On his birth anniversary, I bow to Shyamji Krishna Varma. A devout patriot, he inspired several nationalists, both in India and overseas," the prime minister said in a tweet.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi
He added that Varma was closely associated with India House, which was a very active hub for the nationalist movement in London.
"In 2003, I had the honour to bring Shyamji Krishna Varma's ashes back to India from Switzerland," he said, adding: "In 2010, we dedicated Kranti Teerth to the nation. Kranti Teerth is a memorial that celebrates Shyamji Krishna Varma's life and contribution."
"I urge you to visit Kranti Teerth in Mandvi (Kutch district). Visit, get inspired by the life of Shyamji Krishna Varma!" he added.
Varma was a freedom fighter hailing from Gujarat. He was was born Oct 4, 1857 in Kutch.