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Rahul Gandhi’s 45th birthday: His rare pictures from Express archives

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi celebrates his birthday on June 19. The Congress leader celebrated his 45th birthday in New Delhi with party workers.

The family portrait of late Rajiv Gandhi, Indira Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi along with Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi. (Source: Express Archive)

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Rahul Gandhi in his childhood sitting on the lap of his grandmother Indira Gandhi with sister Priyanka. His late father, Rajiv Gandhi and uncle Sanjay Gandhi is also seen in the photograph. (Source: Express Archive)

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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. (Source: Express Archive)

On Rajiv Gandhi's 27th death anniversary, here are some rare photographs that you wouldn’t have seen

Congress president Sonia Gandhi, with her late husband Rajiv Gandhi, children Rahul and Priyanka. (Express archive photo)

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Sonia Gandhi with her children Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi at Teen Murti Bhavan with the Urns containing the ashes of Rajiv Gandhi on May 26, 1991. (Source: Express Archive)

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Sonia Gandhi accompanied by Priyanka, Rahul Gandhi and Sheela Kaul arrive to pay tribute at Shakti Sthal, the samadhi of former prime minister Indira Gandhi before visiting Veer bhumi, the samadhi of Rajiv Gandhi on May 21, 1992. (Source: Express Archive)

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This photograph of May 27, 1991, Rahul Gandhi along with mother Sonia Gandhi carrying the urn containing his father Rajiv Gandhi's ashes at Teen Murti Bhavan for handing it over to one of the state representatives. Each state received one urn while the rest left for Allahabad via a special train for final immersion at the confluence of three holy rivers. (Source: Express Archive)

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In this photograph of November 5, 1984, late Rajiv Gandhi along with son Rahul Gandhi and wife Sonia Gandhi carrying the urn containing the ashes of former prime minister Indira Gandhi to Teen Murti Bhavan, New Delhi. (Source: Express Archive)

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Rajiv Gandhi is seen consoling his young son Rahul Gandhi at the funeral of Indira Gandhi. (Source: Express Archive)

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Rahul Gandhi and sister Priyanka Gandhi with the then Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto after assassination of their father Rajiv Gandhi. (Source: Express Archive)

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Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi celebrated his 45th birthday with Congress party workers in New Delhi. (Source: Express photo by Prem Nath Pandey)

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished Rahul on the latter’s 45th birthday, praying for his ‘good health and long life.’ (Source: Express photo by Prem Nath Pandey)

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Unlike previous birthdays, Rahul Gandhi celebrated the special day in India. On previous occasions, he has always travelled abroad to celebrate his birthday. (Source: Express photo by Prem Nath Pandey)