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Bapu remembered on 140th birth anniv

india Updated: Oct 02, 2009 16:00 IST

Vice President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday led the nation in paying homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his 140th birth anniversary.

Ansari, Singh, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Leader of Opposition LK Advani were among the prominent persons who offered floral tributes at Rajghat, the memorial of the Father of the Nation, in New Delhi this morning.

External Affairs Minister SM Krishna, Defence Minister AK Antony, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and Ministers of State Shashi Tharoor and Krishna Tirath were among others who came to the memorial to offer their respects.

US Ambassador Timothy G Roemer also offered floral tributes at Rajghat.

Leaders of various religions also offered prayers at the samadhi.