It was on this day in 1944 when Rajiv Gandhi was born. He served as the seventh Prime Minister of India from 1984 to 1989. On his 75th birth anniversary, several Congress leaders and family members offered their tributes to the former Prime Minister in New Delhi. Among top Congress leaders were Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Dr. Manmohan Singh. Senior Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Ahmed Patel too offered their tributes in remembrance.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also tweeted: "Tributes to our former PM Shri Rajiv Gandhi on his birth anniversary."
Former President Dr. Pranab Mukherjee, former Vice President Hamid Ansari too pay homage to Rajiv Gandhi on his 75th birth anniversary.
Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated on May 21, 1991, at a public meeting while campaigning in Tamil Nadu's Sriperumbudur for a Lok Sabha Congress candidate.