Manmohan Singh, Rahul Gandhi pay tributes to Nehru

New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday paid floral tributes to India’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, on his 127th anniversary.

They arrived at Shanti Vana – Nehru’s memorial on the banks of the river Yamuna, to pay homage.

“Paying tribute to Pt Nehru. Today more than ever we remember those who truly gave their lives to this nation and its citizens,” Rahul Gandhi, NNehru’s great grandson, tweeted.

Nehru was born to Motilal Nehru and Swaroop Rani on November 14, 1889, in Allahabad. His birthday is celebrated as Children’s Day across the country. Nehru, who became Prime Minister on August 15, 1947 when the country gained independnece, remained in office until his death on May 27, 1964.

–IANS

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