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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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”.

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

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

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

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

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

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: Five lesser known facts

Few are aware of the fact that the youngest prime minister of India was also a keen photographer. While photography was a source of immense pleasure to him, he is believed to have been extremely modest about it.

Election 2019 has further powered the already strong leadership of Narendra Modi

Mandate 2019 has challenged caste- based identity for the first time in 30 years, since the Mandal Commission’s report to give job reservations to the OBCs came into effect in 1990.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

On Rajiv Gandhi's 70th birth anniversary, Express presents his rare pictures

On the 70th birth anniversary of former Indian prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, here are a few rare pictures of him with his family.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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