New Delhi, Nov 19: The nation on Monday remembered former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her 95th birth anniversary with President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice President Hamid Ansari among prominent leaders who paid homage to the leader. The leaders offered floral tributes at her memorial Shakti Sthal on the banks of Yamuna.
UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Union ministers Sushilkumar Shinde and Kamal Nath were among those who visited the memorial. On the occasion, tricolour balloons were released by Mukherjee, Ansari and Sonia. Patriotic music was also played along with a speech of Indira Gandhi.
Gandhi, who was born on Nov 19, 1917 in the politically influential Nehru family, was the first woman Prime Minister of India. She was known for her strong political personality. Indira Gandhi was assassinated by her Sikh bodyguards, Satwant Singh and Beant Singh, in the aftermath of Operation Blue Star.