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Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi Remembered On His 27th Death Anniversary

File Picture Courtesy : Deccan Chronicle
File Picture Courtesy : Deccan Chronicle

The nation fondly remembered former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 27th death anniversary . On the occasion Congress president Rahul Gandhi remembered his father and former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi .

Taking to Twitter, Rahul thanked his father for teaching him how to love and respect every one.

“My father taught me that hate is a prison for those who carry it. Today, on his death anniversary, I thank him for teaching me to love and respect all beings, the most valuable gifts a father can give a son. Those of us that love you hold you forever in our hearts,” he said.

Earlier , Rahul along with sister Priyanka Gandhi paid homage to Rajiv Gandhi at Vir Bhumi in Delhi.

Rajiv Gandhi’s wife and former Congress president Sonia Gandhi, former prime minister Manmohan Singh, former President Pranab Mukherjee and senior Congress leaders Sushil Kumar Shinde and Mallikarjun Kharge also paid rich tributes to him.


A recipient of Bharat Ratna, Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated by a LTTE suicide bomber at Sriperumbudur at 10: 20 pm on May 21, 1991 while campaigning for the 1991 Lok Sabha General Elections.

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