"On his Jayanti, I bow to Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee," Shri Narendra Modi said.
He was born on July 6, 1901 in a famous Bengali Hindu family on July 6, 1901 in Calcutta. His father Sir Asutosh was widely known in Bengal. Graduated from Calcutta University he became a fellow of the Senate in 1923. He served as Minister for Industry and Supply in Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru"s cabinet. He quit the Indian National Congress and founded the right wing nationalist political party Bharatiya Jana Sangh, a predecessor to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), in 1951.