Prime Minister Narendra Modi today paid tributes to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his death anniversary. The Congress leader was assassinated on this day by a suicide bomber during an election campaign in Tamil Nadu.
"On his death anniversary, tributes to former PM Shri Rajiv Gandhi," Modi tweeted.
On his death anniversary, tributes to former PM Shri Rajiv Gandhi.- Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 21, 2020
At 40 years, Rajiv Gandhi became the youngest Prime Minister of the country. He took over as the sixth Prime Minister after his mother Indira Gandhi's assassination in 1984.
Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated in 1991 in Tamil Nadu's Sriperumbudur by a suicide bomber during an election campaign. His death anniversary is also observed as Anti-Terrorism Day.