Celebrations as Virbhadra turns 77 (Lead)

June 23rd, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS  

Shimla, June 23 (IANS) Four-time former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh turned 77 Thursday, and his supporters here celebrated the day with prayers and distribution of sweets.

A large number of Congress activists and well-wishers poured into his residence in Jakhu Hills to greet the union micro, small and medium enterprises minister.

Virbhadra Singh said: “I am grateful for the love and affection shown by you.”

A member of the erstwhile royal family of Bushehr state, Virbhadra Singh has said he will not contest the next Lok Sabha election. But he declined to say if he would contest the next state assembly polls.

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