NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday took to Twitter to pay tribute to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 75th birth anniversary.

Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Vadra

“On his birth anniversary, we remember former PM Shri Rajiv Gandhi & recall his contribution to the nation,” PM Modi tweeted.

On his birth anniversary, we remember former PM Shri Rajiv Gandhi & recall his contribution to the nation.

The entire Gandhi family including Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Vice-President Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Vadra paid tribute to former PM by offering wreaths at Veer Bhoomi, the place were Gandhi was cremated.

Many leaders and family members of the late Prime Minister were present at the ceremony. Dignitaries like former president Pranab Mukherjee, former chief minister Sheila Dikshit were also present.

The assassination of the ex-Prime Minister of India, occurred as a result of a suicide bombing in Sriperumbudur, near Madras, in Tamil Nadu, India on Tuesday, 21 May 1991.

Rajiv Gandhi Sadbhawana Diwas is a day to commemorate the values, attitudes and ideals of the late Prime Minister. An attempt is made to understand and uphold his passion for the progress of the nation and his pioneering of many national and international projects.

Rajiv Gandhi was the son and successor of the late Prime Minter Indira Gandhi. He was the sixth Prime Minister of India serving from a period between 1984- 1989. When he took office he was the youngest Indian Prime Minister to hold the position.

Delhi: Former President Pranab Mukherjee and Former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit pay tribute to  on his birth anniversary

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