"Punjab Kesari Lala Lajpat Rai was a unique personality who was ahead of his time. I salute this proud son of India on his birth anniversary," Modi tweeted.

The Punjabi author and freedom fighter was popularly known as 'Punjab Kesari' and 'Sher-E-Punjab' meaning The Lion of Punjab.

Lala Lajpat Rai died in 1928 after he sustained serious injuries when police used force during a non-violent protest against the Simon Commission.

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