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Assassination Of Rajiv Gandhi

Rajiv Gandhi is assassinated on May 21, 1991 while campaigning for the nationwide elections that included him running as the Congress Party leader and incumbent Prime Minister.


Rajiv Gandhi(1944 - 1991) at 7 Race course road 1988 (cropped) / the Prime Minister of India, serving from 1984 to 1989. He took office after the 1984 assassination of his mother, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, to become the youngest Indian Prime Minister.Rajiv Gandhi's last public meeting was on 21 May 1991, at Sriperumbudur, a village approximately 40 km (25 mi) from Chennai, where he was assassinated while campaigning for the Sriperumbudur Lok Sabha Congress candidate. At 10:10 pm, a woman…

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Assassination of Rajiv Gandhi


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Rajiv Gandhis Funeral: 1991: The family of the late prime minister Rajiv Gandhi watches his funeral pyre burn on May 24 1991. He was assassinated by a suicide bomber sympathetic to the cause of the Tamil Tigers

The Nehru-Feroz Gandhi family is an Indian political family which has been dominant in the Indian National Congress for most of India’s early independent history. Three members of the family (Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, his daughter Indira Gandhi and her son Rajiv Gandhi) have been Prime Minister of India, two of whom (Indira and Rajiv Gandhi) have been assassinated. A fourth member of the family, Sonia Gandhi, is currently Congress President, while her and Rajiv’s son, Rahul Gandhi, is the…


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