Guru Nanak was born in Talwindi region in 1469, currently in Pakistan

Today is the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak — the Sikh guru and the founder of Sikhism. He was born in Talwindi region in 1469. It is now known as Nankana Sahib and is currently in Pakistan.

Guru Nanak travelled across Asia spreading the message of one God called ‘ik onkar’. The words of the first Sikh guru have been written in the Sikh holy scripture — Guru Granth Sahib. It is believed that all the other Sikh gurus have the spirit of Nanak’s sanctity and divinity.

On the occasion of Guru Nanak’s 551st birth anniversary, many prominent people of the country are paying their tribute to the first Sikh guru. Here are some of the wishes on the occasion of Gurpurab:

President Ram Nath Kovind shared pictures from the inauguration of the PBG Regimental Gurudwara in the estate of the President. He paid his homage to Guru Nanak on the occasion of Gurpurab.


The Prime Minister of the country Narendra Modi tweeted on Gurpurab and said that he bows to the first Sikh guru.


Tripura’s Chief Minister Biplab Deb also took to Twitter to wish the people on the occasion of Gurpurab.


Sarbananda Sonowal, Chief Minister of Assam, paid tributes to the first Sikh guru and said that the teachings of his life inspire people towards harmony, justice, brotherhood and peace.


Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee also paid tribute to the first Sikh Guru on his birth anniversary.


Congress leader Rahul Gandhi paid respect to Guru Nanak Dev Ji. He said that he bows down in front of Guru Nanak Dev Ji who promoted brotherhood and truth.


Taking to Twitter, Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan also paid homage to the guru and shared pictures of Guru Nanak Dev Ji from his desk. “Sat naam wahe Guru!” he signed off the tweet.


Actor Diljit Dosanjh also took to Twitter and paid his tribute.


The official handle of the Chinar Corps also wished people in the ranks, civilian staff and of Kashmir on the occasion of 551st anniversary of Guru Nanak dev birthday.




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