It was a quiet birthday for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who turned 78 on Sunday. President Pratibha Patil and Vice President Hamid Ansari sent flowers and wished the prime minister on the occasion.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi, her son Rahul Gandhi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati called up Dr Singh and greeted him.
Among those who wished the prime minister on the occasion are Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, several Union ministers and Congress leaders.
Last year, Dr Singh had celebrated his birthday mid-air, while returning from the G-20 summit in Pittsburgh in the United States.
Dr Singh was born on September 26, 1932 in Gah, west Punjab, now in Pakistan.