New Delhi, Aug 20 : Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi and several party leaders Former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra visited Veer Bhumi in the national capital and paid tributes to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 75th birth anniversary.
Besides, former President Pranab Mukherjee, Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Ahmed Patel also also paid homage to the visionary leader,who is credited for bringing information technology revolution in the country.
Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi had listed out several achievements of his father on Twitter every day this week to honour him on his 75th birth anniversary.
“This week we will celebrate my father, Rajiv Gandhi Ji’s 75th birth anniversary with memorial events across India. To honour him, each day this week, I will draw attention to one of his many incredible achievements. Today, the Information Technology revolution,” Gandhi wrote yesterday and shared a 55-second clip.
Rajiv Gandhi became the youngest prime minister of the country when he was sworn in at the age of 40 as the sixth Prime Minister of India after his mother’s assassination in 1984. He held the office from 1984 to 1989.
He was busy campaigning for the Congress for the national elections as party president when he was assassinated by a Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) suicide bomber in Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu. in May, 1991. His death anniversary is also observed as Anti-Terrorism day.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday paid tributes to former PM Rajiv Gandhi on his 75th birth anniversary. “Tributes to our former PM Shri Rajiv Gandhi on his birth anniversary,” tweeted PM Modi.