PM Modi pays tribute to Rajiv Gandhi on his 24th death anniversary

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New Delhi, May 21: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday paid tribute to former PM Rajiv Gandhi on his 24th death anniversary.

PM Modi took to Twitter to remember Rajiv Gandhi and said, "Paying tributes to former Prime Minister Shri Rajiv Gandhi on his death anniversary."

PM Modi pays tribute to Rajiv Gandhi

The late leader's wife and Congress President Sonia Gandhi accompanied by son and party vice president Rahul Gandhi, daughter Priyanka Gandhi and son-in-law Robert Vadra offered floral tributes at his memorial 'Vir Bhumi' here.


Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and a number of party leaders including PC Chacko, Oscar Farnandes, Gulam Nabi Azad, Ajay Maken were among those who also paid tributes to the leader.

The programme included Morning Raga recital by Pt Ripesh Mishra and Pt Rajneesh Mishra.

It was followed by playing of an audio excerpt of a speech delivered by Rajiv Gandhi calling upon people for "building bridges, sinking differences and fighting for freedom" and talking about "awareness of younger generation."

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After conclusion of the programme at Vir Bhumi, the Gandhi family reached Shakti Sthal, memorial of late Indira Gandhi, to pay their homage.

Returning from there, Rahul with folded hands greeted a large crowd of party workers who hailed late Rajiv And Indira.

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.

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