Several Congress leaders, including his son and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi paid tribute to the former Prime Minister at his memorial in Delhi.
Leaders from across the political arena paid tribute to Rajiv Gandhion the leader’s 77th birth anniversary today, 20 August. Several Congress leaders, including his son and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi paid tribute to the former Prime Minister at his memorial in Delhi.
Speaking about his father, Rahul Gandhi said that he was a “man with tremendous vision, whose farsighted policies helped build modern India. He was a wonderful father, a compassionate and loving human being. He will always stay alive in my heart”.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also remembered Gandhi on the day. “Tributes to our former PM Shri Rajiv Gandhi Ji on his birth anniversary,” he posted on Twitter.
Tributes to our former PM Shri Rajiv Gandhi Ji on his birth anniversary.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 20, 2021
Apart from PM Modi, other leaders also joined in paying tribute to Rajiv Gandhi. Vice President Venkaiah Naidu said Gandhi’s contributions to the “IT, telecom and education sector” would always be remembered.
My tributes to former Prime Minister, Shri Rajiv Gandhi Ji on his birth anniversary today. His valuable contributions to the IT, telecom and education sector will always be remembered.
— Vice President of India (@VPSecretariat) August 20, 2021
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma paid tribute to the former Prime Minister.
Humble tributes to former Prime Minister Sri Rajiv Gandhi on his birth anniversary.
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) August 20, 2021
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also paid his respects to the late politician.
Tributes to former Prime Minister Shri Rajiv Gandhi ji on his birth anniversary.
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) August 20, 2021
Congress MP Komatireddy Venkat Reddy called Gandhi “a forward-looking visionary.” He recalled Gandhi as a humane and kind leader who endeared himself to everyone.
Remembering Bharat Ratna #RajivGandhi on his .
A forward looking visionary, a humane & kind leader, a hard working and warm hearted person, Rajiv ji always endeared himself to anyone and everyone who came in contact with him.
— Komatireddy Venkat Reddy (@KomatireddyKVR) August 20, 2021
Recalling Gandhi as the architect of digital India, Karnataka Congress President DK Shivakumar said that the former Prime Minister was known for his “empathetic leadership and conceived India as a global power”.
Tributes to former PM and architect of digital India, Sri #RajivGandhion his 77th birth anniversary.
— DK Shivakumar (@DKShivakumar) August 20, 2021
Congress leader Anand Sharma said that India is “grateful and proud” of the memory of the country’s youngest ever Prime Minister. He fondly remembered Gandhi as someone “who truly lived and died for India”.
Fondly remembering India’s leader former PM #RajivGandhi ji who truly lived and died for India. A visionary, he led India’s transformation as we leapfrogged to a global leadership position in Communication & IT. India is grateful and proud of his memory. pic.twitter.com/mWNcySXkYA
— Anand Sharma (@AnandSharmaINC) August 20, 2021
Political analyst Tehseen Poonawalla also paid tribute to the late politician, remembering “his passion and vision for the country”.
Remembering the youngest PM of India under whose leadership our India leapfrogged in technological advancement, made peace in Punjab and the North East and ushered in modernization. A man with a vision and passion for India .
Martyr shri #RajivGandhi ji
शत् शत् नमन pic.twitter.com/J8pCdBHfz0
— Tehseen Poonawalla Official (@tehseenp) August 20, 2021
Rajiv Gandhi served as the seventh Prime Minister of the country from 1984-89. In 1991, the leader was assassinated while he was attending a public meeting in Tamil Nadu’s Sriperumbudur.