Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi paid tributes to Chhatrapati Shivaji on his birth anniversary today.
Naidu described Shivaji as one of India's greatest king warriors and hailed him for his valour, warfare strategies, administrative skills, progressive outlook and respect for women.
"His legendary acts of bravery will continue to inspire every Indian," the vice president said as he paid respects to Shivaji on Twitter.
Modi also took to the micro-blogging site to hail Shivaji.
"I bow to Shivaji Maharaj on his Jayanti. Jai Shivaji (hail Shivaji)!," the prime minister said.
I bow to Shivaji Maharaj on his Jayanti. Jai Shivaji! pic.twitter.com/C73OpDHT65— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 19, 2018
Gandhi paid his tributes to Shivaji in a message in Marathi on the social networking site.
"My salutes to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj who realised the concept of people's state, giving out a message of unity and harmony," the Congress president tweeted.
रयतेच्या राज्याची संकल्पना प्रत्यक्षात आणून एकात्मता व सौहार्दतेचा संदेश देणाऱ्या छत्रपती शिवाजी महाराजांना जयंतीनिमित्त माझा मानाचा मुजरा! pic.twitter.com/wuzArakrpw— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) February 19, 2018
King Shivaji, known as the creator of the Maratha empire, was born on this day in 1630 at Shivneri Fort in Pune as per the Maharashtra government.