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Ex-Indian PM Rajiv Gandhi’s 29th death anniversary being observed

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 21st May, 2020 10:57:16 AM
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The 29th death anniversary of former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi is being observed today (May 21).

On this day, twenty-nine years back, the Congress leader was assassinated during an election campaign in the year 1991.

Rajiv Ratna Gandhi was born on August 20, 1944, in Bombay, to former prime minister Indira Gandhi and freedom fighter, politician Feroze Gandhi. He served as the sixth prime minister of the country, from 1984 to 1989, and was also the youngest ever to hold the office.

Rajiv Gandhi took charge of the country as the prime minister after the assassination of his mother and former PM Indira Gandhi in the year 1984. Gandhi came from the politically powerful Nehru–Gandhi family, associated with the Indian National Congress party. His maternal grandfather Jawaharlal Nehru was the first Prime Minister of India.