President, PM Modi pay tribute to former PM AB Vajpayee on his 1st death anniversary

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New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP working president JP Nadda and Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha Harivansh Narayan Singh attend prayer meeting to pay tributes to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at his memorial, Sadaiv Atal, on his first death anniversary, in New Delhi, Friday, Aug 16, 2019.  (PTI Photo)

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP working president JP Nadda and Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha Harivansh Narayan Singh attend prayer meeting to pay tributes to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at his memorial, Sadaiv Atal, on his first death anniversary, in New Delhi, Friday, Aug 16, 2019. (PTI Photo)

A prayer meeting was held at Sadaiv Atal–the memorial to Atal Bihari Vajpayee–on Friday to mark the first death anniversary of the former prime minister.

President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and members of Vajpayee’s family were amongst those who paid tributes to the BJP leader amid the playing of hymns and devotional music.

The memorial was dedicated to the nation in December last year. The central samadhi platform comprises nine square black polished granite stone blocks, capped with a “diya” in the centre. Vajpayee (93) died on August 16 last year at AIIMS.

(PTI)