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Rajiv Gandhi

Rajiv Gandhi, son of Indira Gandhi, served as the sixth Prime Minister of India from 1984-1989 before he was assassinated by the LTTE terrorists in 1991. Rajiv became a professional pilot with Air India in 1966 and stayed away from politics for a long time. He finally entered politics in 1980 after the death of his brother Sanjay Gandhi in a plane crash. He was made the prime minister after his mother was assassinated by her two Sikh bodyguards and immediately after he assumed the office, anti-Sikh riots broke out in the country. During this time, Rajiv delivered an infamous address in which, referring to the riots, he said: "when a big tree falls, earth shakes." His tenure as the prime minister saw other controversies including Bofors scandal, Shah Bano case and intervention in Sri Lanka. He was posthumously awarded country's highest civilian honour, Bharat Ratna in 1991.

RAJIV GANDHI NEWS

Rajiv Gandhi assassination: SC asks TN to inform if decision taken on convict's mercy plea

January 21, 2020 1:47 pm

The top court was hearing the plea of 46-year-old A G Perarivalan, who has sought suspension of his life sentence in the case till the MDMA's probe is completed.

Explained: What is the Assam Accord that is fueling protests in the state?

December 13, 2019 7:36 am

There is deep anxiety among people that with the CAB paving the road to easy citizenship for illegal immigrants from Bangladesh as long as they were not Muslim, Assam will be overrun by aliens.

Rajiv had majority but didn’t use it to crush dissent: Sonia Gandhi

August 23, 2019 3:33 am

Addressing an event marking Rajiv Gandhi's 75th birth anniversary, Sonia Gandhi said in 1984 her husband got a massive poll mandate, but did not use it to create an atmosphere of fear or to threaten people.

We have shown the world that India will not be bullied: Rajiv Gandhi

August 20, 2019 3:27 pm

In this video dated November 19, 1984, Gandhi stresses on the fact that India is self-sufficient, independent and refuses to give into any pressure from other countries. 

Captain Amarinder Singh slams Sukhbir Badal for trying to defame ex-PM Rajiv Gandhi

August 20, 2019 2:05 pm

CM also cornered the Akalis over their “support to the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, in shameful violation of the very principles on which the Anandpur Sahib resolution was founded”.

Rajiv Gandhi birth anniversary: Solemn occasion to reflect on 'disturbing trends' in India, says Manmohan Singh

August 20, 2019 8:10 pm

Rajiv Gandhi 75th birth anniversary: Manmohan Singh said the former PM had an illustrious career and had set the direction for India to enter the new millennium with a progressive, modern and scientific outlook.

A loving father who taught me never to hate: Rahul remembers Rajiv Gandhi on 75th birth anniversary

August 20, 2019 12:20 pm

Rahul Gandhi, along with Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi, former prime minister Manmohan Singh, former president Pranab Mukherjee and Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, paid floral tributes to Rajiv Gandhi at Vir Bhoomi in New Delhi this morning.

UP Congress gears up to mark Rajiv Gandhi’s birth anniversary

August 20, 2019 4:57 am

Leaders believe that the events will boost morale of party workers after its crushing defeat in the general elections.

Rahul Gandhi announces week-long celebrations ahead of Rajiv's 75th birth anniversary

August 19, 2019 1:06 pm

Apart from the introduction of world-class IT companies, Rahul also pointed out how Indian Railways introduced booking tickets digitally. 

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Set to come out on parole, Nalini Sriharan to spend time with daughter, kin

July 25, 2019 10:12 am

The Madras High Court had on July 5 granted her the parole, her first such leave in 28 years of incarceration, to make arrangements for the wedding of her daughter, Charithra Sriharan, who was born in prison and is currently a medical practitioner in London.

RAJIV GANDHI PHOTOS

On Sonia Gandhi's 73rd birthday, here are some rare photographs that you wouldn’t have seen

December 10, 2019 6:44 am

The Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi turned 73 Monday. She has decided not to celebrate her birthday in the wake of rape incidents across the country and growing concerns over women’s security.

Gandhi family, Congress leaders pay tribute to Rajiv Gandhi on 75th birth anniversary

August 20, 2019 12:49 pm

Born on 20th August, 1944, Rajiv Gandhi served as prime minister from 1984 to 1989. He was assassinated on May 21, 1991.

Sonia, Rahul, Priyanka pay homage to Rajiv Gandhi on 28th death anniversary

May 22, 2019 10:07 am

Rajiv Gandhi, sixth and youngest PM of India, was assassinated on May 21, 1991, at Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu during a poll campaign.

Indira Gandhi’s birth anniversary: Rare photos of the ‘Iron Lady’

November 20, 2018 7:05 am

Today marks the 101st birth anniversary of India’s first and only female prime minister Indira Gandhi.

Gandhi family, Congress leaders pay their respects to Rajiv Gandhi on 74th birth anniversary

August 21, 2018 6:36 am

Born on 20th August, 1944, Rajiv Gandhi served as prime minister from 1984 to 1989. He was assassinated on May 21, 1991.

Rajiv Gandhi's 71st birth anniversary today: Unseen, rare pictures from Express archives

August 20, 2015 11:00 am

Rajiv Gandhi, who was the sixth and youngest Prime Minister of India, was assassinated on May 21, 1991 at Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu during a poll campaign.

Rajiv Gandhi's 71st birth anniversary: Granddaughter Miraya Vadra joins grandmom Sonia Gandhi, uncle Rahul

August 20, 2015 10:40 am

Former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's granddaughter Miraya joined her grandmom and Congress Preseident Sonia Gandhi along with uncle Rahul for the 71st birth anniversary of her late grandfather.

Sonia, Rahul, Priyanka pay homage to Rajiv Gandhi on 24th death anniversary

May 21, 2015 12:07 pm

Rajiv Gandhi, sixth and youngest PM of India, was assassinated on May 21, 1991 at Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu during a poll campaign.

Sonia Gandhi, Priyanka, Rahul pay tribute to Rajiv Gandhi on his 70th birth anniversary

August 20, 2014 10:50 am

Sonia Gandhi along with her son Rahul paid tribute to her late husband Rajiv Gandhi at Veer Bhumi on his 70th birth anniversary at New Delhi.

RAJIV GANDHI VIDEOS

What is the Assam NRC and what it means to be left out of it

August 03, 2018 6:04 am

With 40 lakh people being left out of the Assam NRC, there is a huge debate on what their future is. Here's a look at what the Assam NRC is and how the government is addressing the controversies.

Rare pictures: Protests at the Boat Club

July 29, 2018 11:56 am

Take a look at some of the candid pictures of protests at Boat Club in Delhi . This is part of a weekly photo series where we bring you some unguarded moments captured over the years by The Indian Express photographers’ network.