Vice President Hamid Ansari, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Assembly Speaker MS Dhir were the first to pay floral tributes to the late leader at his memorial Vijay Ghat. Devotional songs were also played at the venue.
    
Lal Bahadur Shastri was the second Prime Minister of India and a prominent figure in the independence movement.

Shastri died of a heart attack in Tashkent in 1966 after signing a declaration of ceasefire with Pakistani President M Ayub Khan to end the 1965 war.

(Agencies)

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