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Modi, Pranab Mukerjee pay tributes to Mahatma Gandhi on his death anniversary

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi on his 69th death anniversary at Rajghat.

Prime Minister Modi earlier in the day tweeted, “Tributes to beloved Bapu on his Punya Tithi.”

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 Gandhiji Samadhi.

On this day in 1948, Gandhi was assassinated at a prayer meeting by a zealot named Nathuram Godse.

ANI