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Modi hails Jana Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee

IANS | New Delhi |

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday paid tributes to Bharatiya Jana Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee on his death anniversary.

"Remembering Syama Prasad Mookerjee on his punyatithi. His exceptional contribution to India can never be forgotten," he tweeted.

Mookerjee was the founder of the Jana Sangh which merged into the Janata Party in 1977. He had gone to visit Kashmir in 1953 where he was arrested. He died there.