The nation on Wednesday paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his 60th death anniversary with President Pratibha Patil leading the countrymen in paying rich tributes to the messiah of non-violence.
An inter-religious prayer meeting marked the death anniversary of the Father of the Nation at Rajghat, the samadhi of Gandhi, where leaders, children, youth and women paid their respects.
Gandhiji's favourite hymn "Raghupati Raghava Raja Ram" was also played at the venue.
Besides Patil, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Defence Minister A K Antony and other ministers and three service chiefs also paid tributes to the Mahatma at the samadhi.
Hymns from various sacred texts were also rendered by Hindus, Jains, Muslims, Buddhists, Sikhs and Judaists.
Gandhiji was shot dead by Naduram Godse on January 30, 1948 while he was going to attend a prayer meeting at Birla House in Delhi.