Mumbai, Aug 20: On former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s 74th birth anniversary, actor Riteish Deshmukh remembered him as a “true visionary”.
The “Ek Villain” actor, son of the late Vilasrao Deshmukh, former Maharashtra Chief Minister, on Monday wrote on Twitter: “Remembering Bharat Ratna Shri Rajiv Gandhiji on his birth anniversary today. A mass leader and a true visionary. Your work will forever inspire us sir. Sadbhavna Divas. Remembering Rajiv.”
Along with the post, Riteish also shared pictures of his late father with Rajiv Gandhi.
Remembering Bharat Ratna Shri #RajivGandhi ji on his birth anniversary today. A Mass leader & a true visionary. Your work will forever inspire us sir…. ???? #SadbhavnaDivas #RememberingRajiv pic.twitter.com/SCJ80lSxHr
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) August 20, 2018
Born on August 20, 1944, Rajiv Gandhi represented Uttar Pradesh’s Amethi parliamentary constituency four times. He assumed office as the prime minister after the assassination of his mother, then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in 1984.
Rajiv Gandhi, who was the youngest Prime Minister of India at 40, was assassinated by suicide bomber in 1991 in Tamil Nadu’s Sriperumbudur during an election campaigning.