Nation observes 50th death anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru

New Delhi, May 27: The nation on Tuesday remembered the country's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on his 50th death anniversary with several senior leaders paying homage to him.

President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice-President Hamid Ansari, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and her son and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi paid floral tributes to the departed leader at Shanti Van, his memorial on the banks of Yamuna here.

Former Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs and Planning, Rajeev Shukla, Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) president Arvinder Singh Lovely and Congress leader Haroon Yusuf were among those who paid tributes to the leader.

A large number of Congress workers and school children also paid homage to Nehru. Devotional songs were played and an all-religion prayer meeting was organised at the memorial. Nehru, who was born on November 14, 1889, died on May 27, 1964.


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