"The Prime Minister paid tributes to Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan on the occasion. Teacher, scholar and statesman, he remains an inspiration for the entire nation," a statement issued by the Prime Minister's Office said.
Modi also extended his greetings to teachers on the occasion. "Teachers' Day greetings! We salute all teachers, who tirelessly light the lamp of knowledge," the statement said.
Teachers' Day is celebrated every year on September 5 to mark the birthday of Radhakrishnan.