New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday paid tribute to his father and former Prime Minister the late Rajiv Gandhi on his 72nd birth anniversary.
“Remembering Rajivji today. His vision, his values and his deep commitment to the people remain our inspiration,” Rahul Gandhi tweeted.
“We pay tribute to former PM Rajiv Gandhi who helped usher India into the 21st Century. #BharatRatnaRajivGandhi,” the party tweeted on its official account.
Rahul Gandhi also distributed vehicles to differently-abled youths at an event ‘Access to Opportunities’ organised to mark Rajiv Gandhi’s birth anniversary at Jawahar Bhawan here.
President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice-President Hamid Ansari and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh also paid floral tributes to Rajiv Gandhi at Vir Bhumi.
Rajiv Gandhi, born on August 20, 1944, served as the sixth Prime Minister of India from 1984 to 1989.
He took office after the assassination of his mother, the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on October 31, 1984.
Rajiv Gandhi too was assassinated in a suicide bombing at Tamil Nadu’s Sriperumbudur on May 21, 1991.