NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday recalled the contribution of former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru in nation building and paid tribute on his 55th death anniversary.
"Tributes to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Ji on his death anniversary. We remember his contributions to our nation," Modi tweeted.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu also took twitter to pay homage to Jawaharlal Nehru on his death anniversary.
"Tributes to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Ji on his death anniversary today. He will always be remembered for his contributions to building a modern India”, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu tweeted.
Senior BJP leader and Union Home Minister in the outgoing cabinet Rajnath Singh paid tribute to Nehru.
"Remembering India's first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru's contribution to our society and the nation on his punyatithi. I offer my tributes to him," Rajnath Singh tweeted.
Meantime, Senior Congress leaders including Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Ghulam Nabi Azad paid tribute to Nehru at his memorial at Shantivan in New Delhi.
Nehru was born to Motilal Nehru and Swaroop Rani on November 14, 1889, in Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh.
He was an eminent leader of India’s freedom movement against the British rule, under the tutelage of Mahatma Gandhi.
He was independent India's first and longest-serving prime minister, he remained in office until his death on May 27, 1964.