Rajiv Gandhi

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Rajiv Gandhi
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7th Prime Minister of India
In office
31 October 1984 – 2 December 1989
President Zail Singh
R. Venkataraman
Preceded by Indira Gandhi
Succeeded by V. P. Singh
Leader of the Opposition
In office
18 December 1989 – 23 December 1990
Prime Minister V. P. Singh
Preceded by Vacant
Succeeded by L. K. Advani
President of the Indian National Congress
In office
Preceded by Indira Gandhi
Succeeded by P. V. Narasimha Rao
Member of Parliament
for Amethi
In office
Preceded by Sanjay Gandhi
Succeeded by Satish Sharma
Personal details
Born Rajiv (Sharma) Gandhi
20 August 1944
Bombay, Bombay Presidency, British India
(now Mumbai, Maharashtra, India)
Died 21 May 1991 (aged 46)
Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu, India
Nationality Indian
Political party Indian National Congress
Spouse(s) Sonia Gandhi
Relations Sanjay Gandhi (brother)
Children Rahul, Priyanka
Parents Feroze Gandhi
Indira Gandhi
Alma mater Trinity College, Cambridge
Imperial College London
Religion Hinduism[source?]

Rajiv Ratna Gandhi (/ˈrɑːv ˈɡɑːnd/ (About this sound listen); 20 August 1944 – 21 May 1991)[1] was the seventh Prime Minister of India. He served as prime minister from 1984 to 1989. He took office after the 1984 murder of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, his mother. He became the youngest Indian prime minister.

Gandhi remained Congress President until the elections in 1991. While campaigning for the elections, he was murdered by a suicide bomber.[2] He was 46 years old.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Essay (21 May 1991). "Assassination of Rajiv Gandhi and its aftermath". Knowledge Hub. Retrieved 19 January 2013. 
  2. Ramesh Vinayak (1 February 1999). "The Nation: Terrorism: The RDX Files". India-today.com. Retrieved 7 March 2010. 
  3. Assassination of Rajiv Gandhi – Shashi Ahluwalia, Meenakshi Ahluwalia. Google Books. 1991-01-01. ISBN 9788170993155. Retrieved 19 January 2013. 

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