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PM Modi pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 69th death anniversary

As the nation remembers Mahatma Gandhi on his 69th death anniversary, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid his tributes to the Father of the Nation. "Tributes to beloved Bapu on his 'Punya Tithi'(death anniversary)," Modi tweeted.
India TV Politics Desk New Delhi January 30, 2017 10:10 IST
India TV Politics Desk

As the nation remembers Mahatma Gandhi on his 69th death anniversary, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid his tributes to the Father of the Nation.

"Tributes to beloved Bapu on his 'Punya Tithi'(death anniversary)," Modi tweeted.

President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice-President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Modi will pay tributes to Bapu at Rajghat here.

An inter-religious prayer will also be organised to mark the day. Later in the day, Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu will inaugurate improvement works at Gandhi’s Samadhi.

On this day in 1948, Mohan Das Karamchand Gandhi was assassinated by Nathuram Godse, a Hindu nationalist, who fired three bullets into his chest during a prayer meeting at the Birla House here. 

Gandhi is admired across the world for his nonviolent philosophy of passive resistance. He was known to his many followers as the Mahatma.

IANS inputs