Padma Vibhushan to former Mauritius PM token of affection from Indians: PM Modi

New Delhi, Jan 30 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the Padma Vibhushan awarded to former Mauritius prime minister Anerood Jugnauth is a token of affection from 130 crore Indians for his continuous efforts towards deepening friendship between the two countries.

Modi was responding to a tweet by Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth who thanked India for the award to Anerood Jugnauth.

He was named for Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian award, in the field of public affairs.

'The award is a token of affection from 130 crore Indians to the Rt Hon Sir @AJugnauth for his continuous efforts towards deepening friendship between India and Mauritius,' Modi tweeted. PTI NAB SNE