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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

In Puducherry, Rahul forgives father’s killers, takes aim at BJP but stays off political crisis

February 17, 2021 7:27 pm

The comment is significant as it comes weeks after Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit refrained from taking a call on the premature release of AG Perarivalan, a convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.

Explained: Rajiv Gandhi case convicts — then and now

February 18, 2021 2:37 pm

The Centre and the Tamil Nadu Governor’s office have left a decision on their release to each other. A look at the seven convicts, their role in Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination, what has changed for them, and what hasn’t.

Rajiv Gandhi case convicts: Buck passed again, Governor says President ‘appropriate authority’

February 05, 2021 8:34 am

On Thursday, the Centre conveyed the same to the Supreme Court in an affidavit, saying, “The proposal received by the Central government will be processed in accordance with the law."

TN Governor to decide on pardon for Perarivalan in 3-4 days: Centre

January 22, 2021 7:40 am

"Can we ask the Governor to do that, as has been done in earlier cases?” the bench said.

Explained: Rajiv Gandhi case convicts' legal battle and Governor's delay on pardon plea

January 22, 2021 7:53 am

The Centre has told the Supreme Court that Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit will take a decision on the release of seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case within three to four days. What does this mean?

Congress MP Karti Chidambaram flays 'hero worship' of Rajiv Gandhi case convicts

November 29, 2020 4:49 pm

The AIADMK government recommended the release of Rajiv Gandhi case convicts in 2018, and the matter is pending before the Governor Banwarilal Purohit. On the other hand, the Tamil Nadu Congress Committee had said political parties demanding their release was unacceptable.

SC extends Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convict Perarivalan's parole by a week

November 27, 2020 12:54 pm

The top court said that in view of the submissions of senior advocate Gopal Shankarnarayanan, appearing for the petitioner and advocate Balaji Srinivasan, representing Tamil Nadu, Perarivalan's parole is extended by one week from Friday.

SC extends parole of Rajiv Gandhi assassination convict for medical check up

November 23, 2020 2:04 pm

The parole, granted to the convict by the Madras High Court, was ending on Monday and now stands extended by one more week.

Perarivalan hopes revive: Centre says CBI has no role, up to Governor

November 22, 2020 4:38 am

n September 2018, the Court directed the governor to decide the pardon plea as he “deemed fit”. Within three days, the Tamil Nadu Cabinet recommended to the Governor to release all the seven convicts.

If Sonia Gandhi wants Congress to continue playing a role in Indian politics, she must start listening

August 30, 2020 2:43 pm

That time has gone when it mattered to voters that you were the grandson or granddaughter of Indira Gandhi. So, to flaunt this as your reason for being in politics is not just futile but stupid.

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

June 22, 2020 6:20 pm

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

June 22, 2020 6:20 pm

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.