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Rajiv Gandhi

Birthdate:
Death: Died in Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu, India
Cause of death: Assassinated
Immediate Family:

Son of Feroze Gandhi and Indira Priyadarshani Gandhi
Husband of Sonia Gandhi
Father of Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Vadra
Brother of Sanjay Gandhi

Managed by: Anilkumar Nair Puthalath
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About Rajiv Gandhi

Rajiv Ratna Gandhi (Kashmiri/Hindi: राजीव गांधी; 20 August 1944 – 21 May 1991) was the sixth Prime Minister of India, serving from October 1984 to December 1989.

Rajiv Gandhi was the elder son of Indira and Feroze Gandhi. He was educated at Cambridge, where he met Italian-born Sonia Maino, whom he later married. After Cambridge, he became a professional pilot for Indian Airlines. He remained aloof from politics despite his family's political prominence. It was only following the death of his younger brother Sanjay Gandhi in 1980 that Rajiv entered politics. Following the assassination of his mother in 1984 after Operation Blue Star, Indian National Congress party leaders nominated him to be Prime Minister.

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Rajiv Gandhi's Timeline

1944
August 20, 1944
1970
June 19, 1970
Age 25
New Delhi, Delhi, India
1972
January 12, 1972
Age 27
New Delhi, Delhi, India
1991
May 21, 1991
Age 46
Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu, India
1991
Age 46