New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and home minister Amit Shah paid homage to former PM Indira Gandhi on her death anniversary. 

PM Modi tweeted, "A humble tribute to former PM Indira Gandhi on her death anniversary."

Amit Shah also paid tribute to Indira Gandhi  while flagging off 'RunForUnity' marathon on Rashtriya Ekta Diwas at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi. He said, "Today we pay tributes to former PM Indira Gandhi."

Indira Gandhi served as the first and the only Prime Minister of India from January 1966 to March 1977 and again January 1980 until her assassination in October 1984. 

She was assassinated by her own Sikh bodyguards at her residence in Akbar Road on October 31, 1984. 

The came after Operation Bluestar was executed at Amritsar's Golden Temple wherein Gandhi had ordered the Indian Army to confront Sikh separatists who had taken shelter in the holy shrine.