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Nehru's 44th death anniv observed

india Updated: May 27, 2008 10:52 IST

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Vice President Hamid Ansari and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday led the nation in paying homage to the country's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on his 44th death anniversary.

Ansari and Gandhi paid floral tributes at Shanti Van, the memorial of Nehru, as priests recited hymns from sacred texts.

Besides them, Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil, Petroleum Minister Murli Deora and Minister of State for Urban Development Ajay Maken were also present on the occasion.

Chairman of National Commission for Scheduled Caste Buta Singh and senior Congress leaders Motilal Vohra and J P Aggarwal were also present.

An all religion prayer meeting was organised in the premises of the memorial.

A speech given by the late Nehru was also played at the end of prayer meet which brought back memories of the former leader.

Nehru, who was born on November 14, 1889, breathed his last in the early hours of May 27, 1964.