Rajiv Gandhi

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Rajiv Gandhi: Rajiv Gandhi was an Indian Politician. Rajiv Gandhi was the 6th Prime Minister of India. He was the son of Indira Gandhi. Indira Gandhi was the former Prime Minister of India. Rajiv Gandhi became the youngest Indian Prime Minister at the age of 40. Rajiv Gandhi served as the Prime Minister of India from 1984 to 1989.

Born: 20 August 1944 AD. Bombay, British India.

Death: 21 May 1991 AD. Tamil Nadu, India.

Father’s Name: Feroze Gandhi.

Mother’s Name: Indira Gandhi.

Wife: Sonia Gandhi.

Children: Rahul Gandhi, and Priyanka Gandhi.

Political Party: Indian National Congress.

Nationality: Indian.

Awards: Bharat Ratna in 1991.

Family: Rajiv Gandhi belonged Indian Politically Powerful Nehru-Gandhi family. His maternal grandfather Jawaharlal Nehru was the first Prime Minister of India. Rajiv Gandhi’s mother Indira Gandhi was the first woman Prime Minister of India. His father Feroze Gandhi was an Indian freedom fighter. He has a brother, the name of his brother Sanjay Gandhi. Rajiv Gandhi was born in Bombay on 20 August 1944.

Education Life: Rajiv Gandhi admitted to Shiv Niketan School. later, he was admitted to the Welham Boys school in 1954. Rajiv Gandhi was sent to London in 1961 for study. Rajiv was educated at an international boarding school in Switzerland at the Ecole D’Humanite. He studied engineering at Trinity College, Cambridge from 1962 to 1965. But he did not get the degree. In 1966, he began a course in Mechanical engineering at Imperial College London. But he could not complete it.

Entering Politics: Rajiv’s brother Sanjay Gandhi died on 23 June 1980. The cause of his brother’s death was an unexpected plane crash. After the death of his brother, his mother and politicians from the Indian National Congress Party tried to persuade him to enter politics. Rajiv Gandhi and his wife Sonia Gandhi opposed the proposal. He was forced to announce his candidature as a member of Parliament.

He contested the first election from Amethi Lok Sabha constituency. In this by-election, he defeated his opponent by a margin of more than 200,000 votes. In February 1981, he was elected from the Amethi Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituency in the State of Uttar Pradesh.

To be Prime Minister: After his mother’s died, top Congress leaders and President Zail Singh pressured him to became Prime Minister. As the then Lok Sabha had completed its five-year term, Rajiv requested President Zail Singh to dissolve the Lok Sabha and hold elections soon after taking office. Rajiv Gandhi was officially nominated as the President of the Congress Party. The Congress Party won with the largest majority of all time in the history of the Parliament of India. And Rajiv Gandhi became the Prime Minister of India.

Death: On 21 May 1991, Rajiv Gandhi killed by an explosion in Sriperumbudur village, Tamil Nadu. Another 15 People died along with him.


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