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Homage paid to Rajiv Gandhi on birth anniv

President Pratibha Patil, PM Manmohan Singh, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and a host of Cong leaders pay homage to former premier Rajiv Gandhi on his 64th birth anniversary.

india Updated: Aug 20, 2008 11:52 IST

President Pratibha Patil, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and a host of Congress leaders on Wednesday paid homage to former premier Rajiv Gandhi on his 64th birth anniversary.

Vice President Hamid Ansari, Home Minister Shivraj Patil, Petroleum Minister Murli Deora and Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit were among those who paid floral tributes to the former prime minister.

Gandhi along with her son and MP Rahul Gandhi, daughter Priyanka, her husband Robert Vadra and their two children were among the first to reach 'Vir Bhumi', the departed leader's memorial, to pay tributes.

Bhajans were played at the venue as a host of Congress leaders and Rajiv's admirers paid floral tributes to the departed leader.

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