Narendra Modi pays tribute to former PM Rajiv Gandhi on his 76th birth anniversary

Gandhi, who was prime minister between 1984-89, was assassinated by the LTTE during an election campaign in May, 1991

Press Trust of India August 20, 2020 11:36:24 IST
Narendra Modi pays tribute to former PM Rajiv Gandhi on his 76th birth anniversary

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday paid tributes to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on his birth anniversary.

Gandhi, born on this day in 1944, became the youngest Prime Minister of India when he assumed office in October 1984. He served the term till 2 December 1989.

"On his birth anniversary, tributes to former prime minister Shri Rajiv Gandhi Ji," Modi tweeted.

In May 1991, he was assassinated by a Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) suicide bomber during an election rally in Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu.

The Congress observes the day as Sadbhavna Divas.

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