Mumbai, October 2 (ANI): Maharashtra Chief Minister, Prithviraj Chavan along with other leaders paid a tribute to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of his 142nd birth anniversary, on Sunday. Other prominent lawmaker Chhagan Bhujbal gave a speech on this special occasion and praised Gandhis deeds and sacrifices at the time of independence. Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Mayawati attended a function organised in memory of the Father of the Nation in Lucknow. Schoolchildren sang patriotic songs and participated in a prayer session organised for the iconic leader. Mahatma Gandhi acquired a legendary status across the world for his non violent struggle against British rule.