Sonia, Rahul pay tribute to Rajiv Gandhi on birth anniversary

Congress President Rahul Gandhi along with Sonia Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi with her husband Robert Vadra paid tribute to late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his birth anniversary at Veer Bhumi on Monday.

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Other leaders like former PM Manmohan Singh, Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Ashok Gehlot also paid homage to the former prime minister on his birth anniversary that is celebrated as ‘Sadbhavna divas’.

Late PM Rajiv Gandhi’s son also tweeted on his father birth anniversary, saying “Rajiv Gandhi was a kind, gentle and affectionate man whose untimely death left a deep void in my life. I remember the times we had together and the many birthdays we were lucky to celebrate with him when he was alive. He is greatly missed, but his memory lives on.”

Born on August 20, 1944, Rajiv Gandhi represented Uttar Pradesh’s Amethi parliamentary constituency four times.

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He served as the sixth Prime Minister of India from 1984 to 1989. Rajiv took office after the assassination of his mother, then prime minister Indira Gandhi in 1984. He was assassinated in a suicide bombing at Tamil Nadu’s Sriperumbudur on May 21, 1991, and was later cremated at Veer Bhumi, on the banks of the river Yamuna.

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