Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to Karpoori Thakur on his 100th birth anniversary. Thakur, a prominent leader from Bihar, was posthumously conferred with the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award.
Karpoori Thakur was born on January 24, 1924, in Pitaunjhia village in Bihar’s Samastipur district. He played a significant role in the politics of Bihar, serving as the Chief Minister of the state from 1970 to 1971 and again from 1977 to 1979.
Thakur was known for his commitment to social justice and welfare of the marginalized sections of society. He implemented several pro-poor policies during his tenure as the Chief Minister, including land reforms and reservation for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and Other Backward Classes.
PM Modi, in his tribute, highlighted Thakur’s dedication to the upliftment of the poor and his efforts to empower the disadvantaged communities. He emphasized Thakur’s role in strengthening democracy and fighting for the rights of the underprivileged.
The Bharat Ratna, bestowed upon Karpoori Thakur, recognizes his immense contribution to the welfare of the society and his visionary leadership. It is a fitting tribute to a leader who dedicated his life to the service of the people.
On his 100th birth anniversary, the nation remembers Karpoori Thakur and his invaluable contributions to the progress and development of Bihar and the nation as a whole.