Rajiv Gandhi Birth Anniversary: PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi, and others pay tributes to former Prime Minister

Rajiv Gandhi (File Image)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday paid tributes to former PM Rajiv Gandhi on his 76th birth anniversary.

”On his birth anniversary, tributes to former Prime Minister Shri Rajiv Gandhi Ji,” PM Modi tweeted.

Earlier today, Rahul Gandhi visited Delhi’s Veer Bhumi Rajiv Gandhi Memorial and paid tributes to his father and former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 76th birth anniversary on Thursday.

The Congress leader tweeted he was ”incredibly lucky and proud” to have him as his father, adding that ”he was a compassionate and loving human being”. ”We miss him today and everyday,” the tweet further read.

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu remembered former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and his contribution to the nation on his 76th birth anniversary. “Remembering former Prime Minister Shri Rajiv Gandhi on his birth anniversary today. His contributions to the IT sector will always be remembered,” he tweeted.

Born on August 20, 1944, Rajiv Gandhi became the youngest Prime Minister of India when he assumed office in October 1984. He served as the Prime Minister of India till December 2, 1989.

In May 1991, Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated by a Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) suicide bomber during an election rally in Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu.

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