Rahul Gandhi, PM Modi pay tributes to former PM Rajiv Gandhi on his birth anniversary

Congress president Rahul Gandhi along with Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Robert Vadra and United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Monday, paid floral tribute to late prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on his birth anniversary at Veer Bhumi in Delhi.

Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Ashok Gehlot also paid tribute to the former prime minister on his birth anniversary that is celebrated as “Sadbhavna divas”.

Late Prime Minster Rajiv Gandhi was born on August 20, 1944, he represented Uttar Pradesh’s Amethi parliamentary constituency four times.

He was the sixth Prime Minister of India from 1984 to 1989.

On May 21, 1991, he was assassinated in a suicide bombing at Tamil Nadu’s Sriperumbudur and was later cremated at Veer Bhumi on the banks of the river Yamuna.

The Congress president Rahul Gandhi said that Rajiv Gandhi was a “kind, gentle and affectionate man”, whose untimely death left a deep void in his life.

“Rajiv Gandhi was a kind, gentle and affectionate man whose untimely death left a deep void in my life. I remember the times we had together and the many birthdays we were lucky to celebrate with him when he was alive. He is greatly missed, but his memory lives on,” tweeted by Rahul Gandhi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also said that Rajiv Gandhi would always be remembered for his efforts towards nation. 

Prime Minister tweeted, “Tributes to our former Prime Minister Shri Rajiv Gandhi Ji on his birth anniversary. We remember his efforts towards the nation.”