Modi arrived at the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) here around 12:30 PM. Dressed in a white kurta and maroon coloured jacket, he offered floral tributes at Malaviya's statue.

Earlier, Modi tweeted: "Tributes to Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya on his birth anniversary. A man ahead of his time, he devoted himself to nationalism and education.''

"Allahabad-born Malaviya was the president of the Indian National Congress for two terms and was also among the first leaders of the right-wing Hindu Mahasabha. An eminent educationist, he founded the BHU in 1916. He served as the vice chancellor of the university 1919-1938. He died a year before India's independence in 1947.

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