India fondly remembered the youngest Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 74th birth anniversary. His son Congress president Rahul Gandhi, , wife, former party president and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi along with daughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Robert Vadra paid floral tributes at Vir Bhumi.
Former President Pranab Mukherjee, former Vice – President Hamid Ansari, former prime Minister Dr Man mohan Singh also paid their rich tributes.
Rajiv Gandhi was Prime Minister of India from 1984 – 1989 . He took office at the age 0f 40, after the 1984 assassination of his mother, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
Rajiv Gandhi assassinated on May 21 while campaigning at a election rally during the 1991 General Elections, by LTTE suicide bomber at Sriperumbudur , then Madras.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi too in a tweet lauded the late Prime Minister’s contribution to the nation
Tributes to our former Prime Minister Shri Rajiv Gandhi Ji on his birth anniversary. We remember his efforts towards the nation.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 20, 2018
Congress president Rahul Gandhi in a emotional tweet paid rich tributes to his father
Rajiv Gandhi was a kind, gentle and affectionate man whose untimely death left a deep void in my life.
I remember the times we had together and the many birthdays we were lucky to celebrate with him when he was alive.
He is greatly missed, but his memory lives on. pic.twitter.com/IGwTDJprRd
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) August 20, 2018
Congress party too in a tweet paid rich tributes. The party marks the day as Sadbhavna divas
Congress President Rahul @RahulGandhi & Smt Priyanka Gandhi Vadra pay their respects to their father, the former Prime Minister Shri Rajiv Gandhi on his birth anniversary. #RememberingRajivGandhi #RajivSadbhavnaDivas pic.twitter.com/gT6PJscAx8
— Congress (@INCIndia) August 20, 2018