Rajiv Gandhi remembered on 23rd death anniversary

Former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi was today remembered on his 23rd death anniversary with several leaders paying homage at his memorial here.

President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari, outgoing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the late leader's wife and Congress President Sonia Gandhi offered flowers at his memorial 'Vir Bhumi' here.

Sonia was accompanied by son and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, daughter Priyanka Gandhi and son-in-law Robert Vadra, who arrived together to pay homage around 6.20 AM.

'Shanti Mantra' was recited on the occasion as youths holding the Tricolour circumambulated the memorial. A number of young children also offered floral tributes at the memorial.

Former Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde, Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda, former Finance Minister P Chidambaram, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor and outgoing Parliamentary Affairs and Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath, Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) president Arvinder Singh Lovely and Congress CLP leader Haroon Yusuf were among those who also paid tributes to the leader.

Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi also paid his tributes to Gandhi on Twitter.

"My homage to former PM Shri Rajiv Gandhi on his death anniversary," he said in a tweet.

Rajiv Gandhi, who was the sixth and youngest PM of India, was assassinated on May 21, 1991 at Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu during a poll campaign.

Post new comment

E-mail ID will not be published
CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.

EDITORIAL OF THE DAY

  • Child abuse needs to be tackled with the seriousness it deserves

    The Bangalore rape case has again brought into focus an issue we Indians forever shy away from facing up to — child sexual abuse.

FC NEWSLETTER

Stay informed on our latest news!

INTERVIEWS

GV Nageswara Rao

MD & CEO, IDBI Federal Life

Timothy Moe

Goldman Sachs

Chander Mohan Sethi

CMD, Reckitt Benckiser India

COLUMNIST

Varun Dutt

<b>Riskfactor</b>: THE BASE RATE BIAS

Base rate fallacy, also called base rate neglect or base ...

Parvez Imam

Revisiting history can do us all good

We often think that we understand history. We read it ...

Bubbles Sabharwal

Your happiness doesn’t depend on your needs

They are two different words (and even worlds) altogether: having ...

INTERVIEWS

William D. Green

Chairman & CEO, Accenture