Rembering the Bharat Ratna Rajiv Gandhi on his 72nd birth anniversary

“India is an Old country but a young nation…I am young and I too have a dream, I dream of India Strong, Independent, Self-Reliant and in the front rank of the nations of the world, in the service of mankind”.

Rajiv Gandhi the youngest Prime Minister of India Who carried a dream of strong, Independent and Self-reliant nation,the one who gave the nation a policy of the national education, and also expanded the telecom sector.

Rajiv Gandhi was born on August 20, 1944. He attended college in the United kingdom and returned to India in 1966 and became a professional pilot for the state-owned Indian Airlines.

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Rajiv Gandhi married Sonia Gandhi in 1968. They settled in Delhi to a domestic life with their children Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka gandhi.

As part of his political grooming, Gandhi reluctantly entered politics after his brother Sanjay Gandhi’s death. He was made a general secretary of the Indian Nation Congress and given significant responsibility in organising the 1982 Asian Games.


After that Rajiv Gandhi served as the sixth Prime Minister of India from 1984 to 1989. He took office after the assassination of his mother.

Rajiv Gandhi earned huge respect. But the Bofors scandal in 1987 damaged his corruption-free image and resulted in a major defeat for his party in the 1989 election.

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Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated in a suicide bombing at Tamil Nadu’s Sriperumbudur on May 21, 1991.

On his 72nd birth anniversary President Pranab Mukherjee, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi were among a host of dignitaries who paid tribute at Vir Bhoomi in New Delhi on Saturday.

Vice President Hamid Ansari and Congress leader Ajay Maken were also present at the venue. Congress party’s Mumbai unit has also planned to organise a human chain against global terrorism. Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to twitter to pay homage to former premier.

Rajiv Gandhi was awarded the country’s highest civilian award Bharat Ratna in 1991.

Wefornews Wishes Rajiv Gandhi a very Happy Birthday

Wefornews Bureau

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