New Delhi: Former Prime Minister was remembers on his 20th death anniversary by the country. President Pratibha Patil, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the departed leader's widow and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi were among the first to pay floral tribute to the leader.

Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Vadra and her husband Robert Vadra also paid floral tributes to their father at Veer Bhumi, the memorial of Gandhi, who was assassinated on May 21, 1991 at Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu during a poll campaign.

Vice President Hamid Ansari, Home Minister P Chidambaram, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit also paid homage to Gandhi.

Schoolchildren waving national flags were also present at the memorial. The day is also observed as Anti-Terrorism Day with an objective to keep youth away from terror activities.

(Agencies)