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Nation remembers Jawaharlal Nehru on his 49th death anniversary

Chief minister N Rangasamy led the Union Territory today in paying homage to former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on his 49th death anniversary.

india Updated: May 27, 2013 15:43 IST

The nation on Monday paid homage to India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru on his 49th death anniversary

A remembrance ceremony was held at 6 a.m. at Nehru's memorial at Shanti Van in the capital.

President Pranab Mukherjee, vice-president Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi paid floral tributes to Nehru.

A large number of school children also attended the ceremony and paid homage to the country's first prime minister.

An all-religion prayer meeting was organised at the memorial and devotional songs were sung.