Vice-President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today led the nation in paying homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his 140th birth anniversary.

Mr Ansari, Mr Singh, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Leader of the Opposition L K Advani were among the prominent persons who offered floral tributes at Rajghat, the memorial of the Father of the Nation, here this morning.

External Affairs Minister S M Krishna, Defence Minister A K Antony, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and

Ministers of State Shashi Tharoor and Krishna Tirath were among others who came to the memorial to offer their respects.

US Ambassador Timothy G Roemer also offered floral tributes at Rajghat.

Leaders of various religions also offered prayers at the samadhi.

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