Nation remembers former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi

Rich tributes were on Friday paid to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 19th death sanniversary.

Updated: May 21, 2010, 11:45 AM IST

New Delhi: Rich tributes were on Friday paid to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 19th death sanniversary.

President Pratibha Patil, Vice-President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the departed leader`s wife and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi were among the first to pay floral tributes to the late leader at his memorial `Veer Bhumi` here.

Children of Gandhis, Congress MP Rahul and Priyanka along with her husband Robert Vadra were also present at the remembrance ceremony at the memorial.

Defence Minister AK Antony, Home Minister P Chidambaram and a number of Congress leaders paid floral tributes at the memorial.

PTI