Gandhi was assassinated at a prayer meeting on 30th January 1948. Photograph: (Getty)
President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice-President Hamid Ansari will also pay their tributes to Bapu at Rajghat in Delhi today
India Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday paid tribute to the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi on his 69th death anniversary.
पूज्य बापू की पुण्यतिथि पर उनको शत-शत नमन...Tributes to beloved Bapu on his Punya Tithi.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 30, 2017
President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice-President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will pay tributes to Bapu (father) at Rajghat in Delhi. 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, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated at a prayer meeting.