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President, PM pay homage to Indira Gandhi

President, PM pay homage to Indira Gandhi

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday led the nation in paying homage to late prime minister Indira Gandhi on her 30th death anniversary.

Mukherjee offered floral tributes at Indira Gandhi's memorial "Shakti Sthal" here on the bank of the Yamuna river.

Modi paid his tribute by remembering the late prime minister.

"I join my fellow countrymen and women in remembering former PM (Smt) Indira Gandhi on her Punya Tithi (death anniversary)," Modi said in a tweet.

Indira Gandhi, born Nov 19, 1917, was the first woman prime minister of India.

She was assassinated Oct 31, 1984, by two of her Sikh bodyguards in the aftermath of storming of the Golden Temple by the army to flush out Sikh militants hiding there.

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