PM Modi pays tribute to Rajiv Gandhi on his birth anniversary

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday paid tributes to former PM Rajiv Gandhi on his birth anniversary.

“On his birth anniversary, tributes to former Prime Minister Shri Rajiv Gandhi Ji,” PM Modi tweeted.

Born on August 20, 1944, Rajiv Gandhi took the charge of the Congress in 1984 following the assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. He assumed office of the Prime Minister in October 1984. He served as the PM of India till December 2, 1989.

In May 1991, Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated by a Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) suicide bomber during an election campaign.