Former PM Nehru remembered

NEW DELHI: President Pratibha Patil and Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh were among a host of leaders who on Wednesday paid floral tributes to the country’s first PM Jawaharlal Nehru on his 45th death anniversary. Vice President Hamid Ansari and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi paid homage at Shanti Van, the memorial of Nehru, as priests recited hymns from sacred texts. Defence Minister AK Antony and External Affairs Minister SM Krishna

were among the first to pay floral tributes to the late leader.