Rahul Gandhi pays tribute to his father Rajiv on 72nd birth anniversary

New Delhi: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday paid tribute to his father and former Prime Minister the late Rajiv Gandhi on his 72nd birth anniversary.

"Remembering Rajivji today. His vision, his values and his deep commitment to the people remain our inspiration," Rahul Gandhi tweeted.

"We pay tribute to former PM Rajiv Gandhi who helped usher India into the 21st Century. #BharatRatnaRajivGandhi," the party tweeted on its official account.

Rahul Gandhi also distributed vehicles to differently-abled youths at an event 'Access to Opportunities' organised to mark Rajiv Gandhi's birth anniversary at Jawahar Bhawan.

President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice-President Hamid Ansari and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh also paid floral tributes to Rajiv Gandhi at Vir Bhumi.

Rajiv Gandhi, born on 20 August, 1944, served as the sixth Prime Minister of India from 1984 to 1989.

He took office after the assassination of his mother, the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on 31 October, 1984.

Rajiv Gandhi too was assassinated in a suicide bombing at Tamil Nadu's Sriperumbudur on 21 May, 1991.

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Updated Date: Aug 20, 2016 17:50:10 IST

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