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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.

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Born on 20th August, 1944, Rajiv Gandhi served as prime minister from 1984 to 1989. He was assassinated on May 21, 1991. In Pic: Congress President Rahul Gandhi, former Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Priyanka Vadra arrive to pay tribute to late Rajiv Gandhi on his birth anniversary at Veer Bhumi in New Delhi on Monday. (Express Photo By Amit Mehra)

rajiv gandhi, tribute, birth anniversary

Rajiv Gandhi married Sonia Gandhi in 1968 and was a professional pilot with the Indian Airlines before becoming a politician. (Express photo by Amit Mehra)

rajiv gandhi, tribute, birth anniversary

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh pays tribute at Veer Bhumi in New Delhi on Monday. (Express photo by Amit Mehra)

rajiv gandhi, tribute, birth anniversary

Rajiv was not too keen on entering politics but joined Congress at the behest of his mother Indira after his brother Sanjay Gandhi, an MP, died in a plane crash in 1980. In pic: Former Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot and senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad pay tribute to Rajiv Gandhi on his 74th birth anniversary. (Express photo by Amit Mehra)

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Former Prime Minister of India Pranab Mukherjee arrives at Veer Bhumi to pay tribute to former PM Rajiv Gandhi on his birth anniversary in New Delhi on Monday. (Express photo by Amit Mehra)

rajiv gandhi, tribute, birth anniversary

As part of his political grooming, Rajiv Gandhi was made a general secretary of the Indian National Congress and given significant responsibility in organising the 1982 Asian Games.In pic: Rahul Gandhi interacts with Pranab Mukherjee. (Express photo by Amit Mehra)

rajiv gandhi, tribute, birth anniversary

Congress senior leader Mani Shankar Aiyar pays tribute to late Rajiv Gandhi. (Express photo by Amit Mehra)