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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.

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Rajiv Gandhi with his son Rahul Gandhi. (Express archive photo)

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Rajiv Gandhi is seen consoling his young son Rahul Gandhi at the funeral of Indira Gandhi. (Express archive photo)

From Left: Rajiv Gandhi with his wife Sonia Gandhi, Sanjay Gandhi and Indira Gandhi. (Express archive photo)

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Rajiv Gandhi is seen addressing a gathering at Hussainiwala. (Express archive photo)

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Indira Gandhi along with sons Rajiv Gandhi, Sanjay Gandhi and daughter-in-law Sonia Gandhi with grandchildren Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi. (Express archive photo)

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Political leader Farooq Abdullah, Chandrashekar and Rajiv Gandhi at Supriya Pawar's wedding anniversary at Baramati. (Express archive photo)

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Rajiv Gandhi is seen carrying the flower-bedecked urns that contains the ashes of Indira Gandhi. It was taken to Hindon from Delhi airport on November 11, 1984. (Express archive photo)

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1983 Cricket World Cup winning team meets Rajiv Gandhi. Seen here are, (Left to Right) -Yashpal Sharma,Sayad Kirmani, Kapil Dev, Balram Jakhar, Jagmohan, singer Lata Mangeshkar, Mohinder Amarnath, Rajiv Gandhi, Sunil Gavaskar, K Srikkanth, Madanlal and Dilip Vengsarkar. (Express archive photo)

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Rajiv Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi are seen paying homage to Indira Gandhi on the occasion of her second death anniversary in New Delhi in October, 1986. (Express archive photo)

Rajiv Gandhi garlands his bride Sonia Gandhi. (Express archive photo)

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Rajiv Gandhi with Mikhail Gorbachev. Rajiv Gandhi and Mikhail Gorbachev signed the historic Delhi Declaration on Non-violent and Non-nuclear World on November 27, 1986 in New Delhi. (Express archive photo)

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The chairman of the presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR Mikhail Gorbachev and former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi are seen signing an agreement for cooperation in the construction of a Nuclear Power Station in India on November 20, 1988. (Express archive photo)

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Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi at a rally. (Express archive photo)

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Rajiv Gandhi is seen getting a rakhi tied by women. (Express archive photo)

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Rajiv Gandhi holding aloft the torch during the inaugural ceremony of 1982 Asian Games. Suresh Kalmadi is also seen in this picture. (Express archive photo)

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Rajiv Gandhi with painter MF Hussain. (Express archive photo)

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Manoj Kumar is seen receiving Bharat Shield from Rajiv Gandhi. (Express archive photo)

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President Giani Zail Singh, Rajiv Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi with King of Jordan Hussein and queen Noor al Hussein at Palam Airport on his arrival. (Express archive photo by S Paul)

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Rajiv Gandhi is seen cutting a fruit. (Express archive photo)