New Delhi: On Sree Narayana Guru's 164th birth anniversary, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called him a farsighted visionary whose ideals give strength to many across India.

PM Modi tweeted, "I bow to the venerable Sree Narayana Guru on his Jayanti. His life and works epitomised the perfect blend of spirituality and social reform. He emphasised on education and empowerment of women. He was a farsighted visionary whose ideals give strength to many across India."

Other political leaders such as Amit Shah also remembered the social reformer. He tweeted, "Tributes to venerable Swami Sree Narayana Guru ji on his Jayanti. As a social reformer, spiritual leader and strong advocate of equality & brotherhood, he played an instrumental role in setting up the foundations for social reform in Kerala against discrimination and injustice."

Sree Narayana Guru was born in 1864 in Kerala. He worked in front of a movement against injustice in the caste-ridden society in Kerala. And promoted spiritual enlightenment and social equality.