Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was remembered on May 21 his 25th death anniversary, with several leaders paying homage at his memorial . President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari, 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 paid tributes to the late leader at his memorial, Veer Bhumi.
Rahul Gandhi, his son and vice president of Congress, posted on his Twitter account: “Remembering Rajivji on the 25th anniversary of his martyrdom.”
Senior party leaders including former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Ahmed Patel, Sushil Kumar Shinde, PC Chacko, Sheila Dikshit and DPCC President Ajay Maken, among others, also paid tributes to the former PM.
Rajiv Gandhi, who was the sixth Prime Minister of India, was assassinated on May 21, 1991 at Sriperumbudur by a LTTE suicide bomber at an election rally in Tamil Nadu during the 1991 General Elections.