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PM Modi pays homage to Babu Jagjivan Ram on his death anniversary

Updated: Jul 06, 2016 08:11 IST

New Delhi, July 6 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday paid homage to veteran leader Babu Jagjivan Ram on his death anniversary.

"I bow to the great Babu Jagjivan Ram ji on his Punya Tithi. He constantly worked for the welfare of the underprivileged & marginalised," he tweeted.

A host of dignitaries and common man are paying their respects to the great freedom fighter and administrator at Samta Sthal near Rajghat in the national capital.

Throughout his political carrier spanning over 50 years, Jagjivan Ram strove for a just and egalitarian society.

His political legacy reminds us of the fervour, idealism and indomitable spirit of India's political leadership that not only fought and won freedom for the country but also led the firm foundation for a modern democratic polity. (ANI)