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Nation pays tribute to Rajiv Gandhi at Vir Bhoomi on his 72nd Birth Anniversary

News Agencies | Updated on: 20 August 2016, 10:25 IST

President Pranab Mukherjee led the nation on 20 August in paying homage to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi at his memorial 'Vir Bhoomi' on the occasion of his 72nd birth anniversary.

Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, former prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh, and other party leaders also paid tribute to the late leader, who was India's prime minister from 1984 to 1989.

Meanwhile, Congress leaders like Sheila Dikshit and Sachin Pilot paid their tributes to Rajiv Gandhi.

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"Remembering Shri Rajiv Gandhi ji - youngest Indian Prime Minister of India on his birth anniversary," Dikshit said.

Rajiv Gandhi's birth anniversary is also observed as 'Sadbhavna Diwas'.

A recipient of the Bharat Ratna, Gandhi was assassinated in a suicide bombing at Chennai's Sriperumbudur on 21 May, 1991.

--ANI

First published: 20 August 2016, 10:25 IST
 
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