PM Modi wished former South African cricketer Jonty Rhodes’ daughter India a very happy birthday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Sunday wished former South Africa cricketer Jonty Rhodes’ daughter, named ‘India’, on her second birthday.
Rhodes’ daughter was born in April 2015 and he had decided to name her ‘India’. He said that it was his way of expressing his love for the country and the respect he has for its rich mix of culture, heritage and tradition.
Rhodes, who is part of IPL side Mumbai Indians’ support staff, posted a picture of himself with his daughter, who turned two on Sunday.
“Happy Birthday baby India; 2 today #landofyourbirth,” Rhodes tweeted.
— Jonty Rhodes (@JontyRhodes8) April 23, 2017
Modi tagged Rhodes and wrote,”Happy birthday to India, from India. :).”
Happy birthday to India, from India. 🙂 https://t.co/DbOZFEKLe9
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 23, 2017
In 2015, Rhodes had said he appreciated that India has a rich mix of culture, heritage and tradition and that’s why he was naming his daughter ‘India’.
“It is a very spiritual country. I really like that combination. You have to have a good balance of life. With the name like India, she will have the best of both worlds and that sort of balance,” Rhodes had said.