On the 72nd birth anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi, President Pranab Mukherjee, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi paid tribute to him at Vir Bhoomi in New Delhi.
Rajiv Gandhi was born on August 20, 1944 and served as the sixth Prime Minister of India from 1984 to 1989.
At the venue, Vice President Hamid Ansari and Congress leader Ajay Maken were also present. A human Chain against global terrorism will be organized by Congress party’s Mumbai unit on Saturday.
“Around 10,000 people will take part in the event”, Party’s city unit president Sanjay Nirupam said.
Rajiv Gandhi, a former prime minister and a recipient of Bharat Ratna was assassinated in a suicide bombing at Chennai’s Sriperumbudur on May 21, 1991.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also paid tribute to Rajiv Gandhi on Saturday on his 72nd birth anniversary.
“Remembering former PM Rajiv Gandhi ji on his birth anniversary,” Modi tweeted.