At the age of 40, Rajiv Gandhi became the youngest Prime Minister of India after his mother Indira Gandhi was assassinated.
He was the Prime Minister from 1984 till 1989. His tenure was one full of highlights.
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From Anti-defection law and Shah Bano case to bringing in revolutionary economic reforms and the Shimla agreement with the then Prime Minister of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto, Rajiv Gandhi government always remained in news.
On this day in 1991 he was assassinated in a suicide bombing in Sriperumbudur near Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
He was posthumously awarded India’s highest civilian award - The Bharat Ratna.
His imprint in Indian history and his role in making India what it is today, cannot be overlooked.
Let’s take a look at 5 innovations that Rajiv Gandhi brought to India which have since played key roles in shaping a bright future.
4. Voting Age
5. Panchayati Raj