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Nation pays homage to Rajiv Gandhi on his 66th birth anniversary

By Abdul Nisar

New Delhi, Aug 20 (ANI): The nation on Friday paid homage to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 66th birth anniversary.

President Pratibha Patil, Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh paid floral tribute to the former prime minister.

Congress President Sonia Gandhi along with her son and MP Rahul Gandhi reached "Vir Bhumi" to pay their tributes and his memorial.

A series of functions scheduled cross the country to mark the day.

Gandhi's birth anniversary is observed as "Sadbhavana Diwas" . The theme of "Sadbhavana Diwas" is to promote national integration and communal harmony among people of all religions, languages.

Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated on May 21, 1991 at Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu while on a poll campaign. (ANI)

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