Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid rich tribute to Sikh warrior Banda Bahadur at an event to commemorate his 300th martyrdom anniversary.
Calling him more than a 'warrior', PM Modi also highlighted his key attributes towards the common people.
"Baba Banda Singh Bahadur was not just a great warrior but was also very sensitive towards common people," said PM Modi.
"After getting inspiration from Guru Gobind Singh ji, he imbibed values of a warrior and embarked on a new journey for social development," he added.
PM Modi also talked about how common man felt empowered during his time.
"During Baba Banda Singh Bahadur's time, for the first time, farmers were given their rights, common man felt empowered," said PM Modi.
Mr Modi ended his speech in style with 'Waherguru ji da khalsa, waheguru ji di fateh'.