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Every indian is aware about Former Prime Minister of India, Rajiv Gandhi and his contributions towards developemnt of India. Let's know more about him and his activities.

Rajiv Gandhi was born on 20th August 1944. He was the elder son of Indira and Feroze Gandhi and grandson of Jawaharlal Nehru. He attended the Doon school, Dehradun, Imperial College, London and Cambridge University. Since his childhood, he had ambition to do something different. Rajiv worked as a pilot with Indian airlines as he was very adventurous and dared to try flying. But in year 1980, early and tragic death of his brother Sanjay Gandhi in an air crash, ending the life of a man apparently being groomed to head the Congress Party after his mother, was a total shock to his family. but they were quick to recuperate and in stepped Rajiv, winning a parliamentary seat to the Lok Sabha in 1981 from Amethi. Then there was no looking back for him as he was appointed as one of the General Secretaries of Congress in year 1983.

Then, in October 1983, following the assassination of his mother Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi was elected as Prime Minister of the country and became the youngest Prime Minister of India ever. Then he started widening circle of his interests to benefit his country in every form and also by spreading awareness among the citizens about the use of the radio. Later, Rajiv was credited with Computerization of India. This spirit of creativeness , healthy inquisitiveness made him unique. Since then Rajiv Gandhi had been known as systematic and clean in all his habits and routine and even years after his demise, continues to exercise a positive influence on those who knew him very well. The best example is his widow, Sonia Gandhi. Born into an Italian family as Antonia Maino, she was called Cindrella, the fairy tale princess of her town.

Inpsite of Rajiv Gandhi's rise to fame in such an early stage in his life, he only wished to be a normal person, and even after becoming Prime Minister, he continued to interact with eager youngsters who communicated with him. Reports say that when Dhanu, the human bomb who killed Rajiv, tried to make her way through the crowd to present him with a garland, she was stopped by a police woman. but, it was Rajiv, who in all his kindness and simplicity, said, "Let everyone have a chance," and called her on to the stage, where she presented him with the garland, and while bending down to touch his feet, triggered off the bomb. In his last moments, Rajiv's gentle nature was prominent and was left behind him was his legacy, that is diverse, yet as unique as this country.

 


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