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Congress President Sonia Gandhi speaks during the 75th birth anniversary celebrations of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, at KD Jadhav Indoor Stadium in New Delhi.

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Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi during the 75th birth anniversary celebrations of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, in New Delhi.

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Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi views a photograph at the exhibition 'Memories & Archives of Rajiv Gandhi' organised to mark the 75th birth anniversary of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, at Jawahar Bhawan, in New Delhi.

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Former president Pranab Mukherjee, former vice-president Hamid Ansari, former PM Manmohan Singh, Congress party's interim president Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and others after paying tribute to former prime minister the late Rajiv Gandhi on his 75th birth anniversary, at Veer Bhumi in New Delhi, Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019. (PTI Photo/Arun Sharma) (PTI8_20_2019_000022B)

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Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla with Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi, senior BJP leader L K Advani, Rahul Gandhi and other leaders after paying tributes to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 75th birth anniversary, at Parliament House in New Delhi.

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Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla exchanges greetings with Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi, senior BJP leader L K Advani, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi after paying tributes to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 75th birth anniversary, at Parliament House in New Delhi

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Congress party workers pay floral tribute to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 75th birth anniversary at historical Anand Bhawan, in Prayagraj(Allahabad)

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Congress leader Nagma pays tribute to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on his birth anniversary at Veer Bhumi, in New Delhi.

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Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and her husband Robert Vadra and their daughter Miraya Vadra paying tributes to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 75th birth anniversary at Veer Bhumi, in New Delhi.

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Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh pays tribute to former prime minister late Rajiv Gandhi on his 75th birth anniversary at Veer Bhumi, in New Delhi.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi pays tribute to former prime minister late Rajiv Gandhi on his 75th birth anniversary at Veer Bhumi, in New Delhi.

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Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi pays tribute to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 75th birth anniversary at Veer Bhumi, in New Delhi

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Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot speaks during a function to celebrate 75th birth anniversary of the former prime minister late Rajiv Gandhi at Birla Auditorium in Jaipur.

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Chief Minister of Puducherry V Narayanasamy pays homage to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 28th death anniversary, in Puducherry.

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Former president Pranab Mukherjee after paying tribute to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 28th death anniversary, at his memorial 'Veer Bhumi' in New Delhi.

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Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath pay tribute to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 28th death anniversary, at PCC Headquarters in Bhopal.

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Congress party workers pay homage to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 28th death anniversary, in Bikaner.

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Congress Party President Rahul Gandhi, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, her husband Robert Vadra, at Vir Bhumi to pay tributes to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his death anniversary in New Delhi.

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Senior Congress leader Sonia Gandhi pays tribute to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 28th death anniversary, at his memorial Veer Bhumi in New Delhi.

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Congress Party President Rahul Gandhi, right, talks to his sister and party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra during a function to pay homage to their father and former Indian prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on his death anniversary in New Delhi.

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Congress Party President Rahul Gandhi, second left, talks to his sister and party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra as they leave after paying homage to their father and former Indian prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on his death anniversary in New Delhi. Gandhi was assassinated during national elections by a suicide bomber in 1991.

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Congress Party President Rahul Gandhi, greets people during a function to pay homage to their father and former Indian prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on his death anniversary in New Delhi.

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Rajiv Gandhi, seconds ­before he was killed

Congress State President Kamal Nath pays tribute to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on his birth anniversary at PCC headquarters in Bhopal.

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Former Congress president Sonia Gandhi, former prime minister Manmohan Singh, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, Senior BJP leader LK Advani and others after paying tribute to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on his birth anniversary at Parliament House, in New Delhi.

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Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh pays tribute to former prime minister late Rajiv Gandhi on his birth anniversary at Veer Bhumi, in New Delhi.

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi pays tribute to former prime minister late Rajiv Gandhi on his birth anniversary at Veer Bhumi, in New Delhi.

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Former Congress president Sonia Gandhi pays tribute to former prime minister late Rajiv Gandhi on his birth anniversary at Veer Bhumi, in New Delhi.

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Feroze Gandhi with a young Rajiv and others at New Delhi’s Palam airport

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May 21, 1991: Rajiv Gandhi at Sriperumbudur, moments before his death. Dhanu, wearing orange flowers in the foreground, is the would-be assassin.

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Rajiv Gandhi speaking in Faizabad

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The Speaker, Lok Sabha, Sumitra Mahajan, the Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh, the Union Minister for Finance, Corporate Affairs and Information & Broadcasting, Arun Jaitley and other dignitaries paid homage to the former Prime Minister, late Rajiv Gandhi, on his 71st birth anniversary, at Parliament House, in New Delhi.

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Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi with Priyanka Vadra, Robert Vadra and daughter Miraya Vadra paying tribute to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 71st birth anniversary at Vir Bhumi, in New Delhi.

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President, Pranab Mukherjee, the Vice President, Mohd. Hamid Ansari, the former Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and other dignitaries at a prayer meeting, at the Samadhi of former Prime Minister, late Rajiv Gandhi, on his 71st birth anniversary, at Vir Bhoomi, in New Delhi.

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Old guard Rajiv Gandhi (right) filing his nomination in 1982. Among those with him is H.R. Bhardwaj (second right).

Shouldering responsibility Rajiv leads Indira’s funeral procession

The political couple At a function in Madhya Pradesh

Family photo The Nehru-Gandhis at 1, Safdarjung Road

Feb 25, 1968 The newlyweds with Indira and the Mainos

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Congress President Sonia Gandhi at the "Sankalp Diwas" on the occasion of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's 70th birth anniversary at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi on Wednesday.

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Congress President Sonia Gandhi with BJP leader LK Advani during a function to commemorate 70th birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in Central Hall of Parliament in New Delhi.

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People paying tribute to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on the occasion of his 70th birth anniversary at Anand Bhawan in Allahabad.

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BJP leader LK Advani, Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Sawraj during a function to commemorate 70th birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in Central Hall of Parliament in New Delhi.

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Congress President Sonia Gandh with Senior Congress leader Mohsina Kidwai and All India Mahila Congress President Shobha Ojha lighing the lamp during Sankalp Diwas on the occasion of former Prime Minister Rajiv Ghandhi's 70th birth anniversary at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi.

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President Pranab Mukherjee paying tribute to the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 70th birth anniversary at Vir Bhoomi in New Delhi.

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Congress President Sonia Gandhi along with party Vice President Rahul Gandhi and daughter Priyanka Vadra with her husband Robert Vadra paying tribute to the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 70th birth anniversary at Vir Bhoomi in New Delhi.

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Cleaning up The late Rajiv Gandhi at a rally in Faizabad, UP

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Rajiv Gandhi with Deng Xiaoping

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at Vir Bhumi on Rajiv Gandhi's 23rd death anniversary, in New Delhi.

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Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi at Vir Bhumi, Rajiv Gandhi's memorial, on his 23rd death anniversary, in New Delhi

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President Pranab Mukherjee paying homage to Rajiv Gandhi on his 23rd death anniversary, at Vir Bhumi in New Delhi.

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Madras Cafe (2013): Set in the late 1980s during the IPKF intervention in the Sri Lankan civil war, the film has Rajiv Gandhi written all over it in the character of an assassinated ex-PM, right down to those walking shoes.

President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi, party Vice President Rahul Gandhi and other leaders after paying tribute to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 69th birth anniversary at Vir Bhoomi in New Delhi.

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Priyanka Vadra, center, accompanied by her brother and Congress Party Vice President Rahul Gandhi, second left, daughter Miraya Vadra, second right, and husband Robert Vadra, right, pays tributes to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his birth anniversary at his memorial in New Delhi.

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Former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's statue vandalised by anti Telangana protesters against the announcement of separate Telangana state at Kurnool in Andhra Pradesh on Thursday.

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Congress party members taking oath and paying tribute to Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 22nd death anniversary in Coimbatore.

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People paying floral tribute to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his death anniversary at historical Anand Bhawan in Allahabad.

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Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, Robert Vadra and Priyanka Vadra pay tributes to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 22nd death anniversary at his memorial 'Vir Bhumi' in New Delhi.

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File: The late PM Rajiv Gandhi from a PIB handout picture of the 1980s. Congress trashed reports based on WikiLeaks claiming that late Rajiv Gandhi, much before becoming Prime Minister, may have been a middleman for a Swedish company trying to sell fighter aircraft to India.

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Descendants Zoya Hasan writes not about Congress after Indira, but Congress after Rajiv

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Combo: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan paying tribute to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his birth anniversary at his statue at Cuff Parade in Mumbai.

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Congress workers pay tribute to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on the occasion of his birth anniversary in Sadaqat Ashram in Patna.

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Congress Party President Sonia Gandhi, second left, with her daughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and her husband Robert Vadra at the memorial for assassinated former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, on his 68th birth anniversary, in New Delhi.

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President Pranab Mukherjee paying tribute to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 68th birth anniversary at Vir Bhoomi in New Delhi.

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President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi after paying tribute to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 68th birth anniversary at Vir Bhoomi in New Delhi.

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Priyanka Vadra and her husband Robert Vadra paying tribute to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 68th birth anniversary at Vir Bhoomi in New Delhi.

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Congress President Sonia Gandhi paying tribute to her husband and former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 68th birth anniversary at Vir Bhoomi in New Delhi.

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UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Priyanka Vadra and her husband Robert Vadra after paying tribute to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 68th birth anniversary at Vir Bhoomi in New Delhi.

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Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi after paying tribute to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 68th birth anniversary at Vir Bhoomi in New Delhi.

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UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi pays tribute to her husband and former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in Central Hall of Parliament in New Delhi. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is also seen.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Senior BJP leader LK Advani, Opposition leader Sushma Swaraj and Congress leader RK Dhawan during a function to commemorate 68th birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in Central Hall of Parliament in New Delhi.

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Springtime in sepia Rahul, Indira Gandhi’s “favourite grandson”, back when the Family was whole

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The Nehru-Gandhis Surely, Nehru’s achievements go beyond founding the dynasty

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December 22, 1986. The education of Rajiv Gandhi. This was only in the Time Asia edition

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Power space Presidents can, and have, gone beyond ceremony

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Congress leaders pay tribute to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 21st death anniversary at Sadaqat Ashram in Patna.

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Sonia Gandhi, second right, sits with son Rahul Gandhi, right, daughter Priyanka Gandhi, left, and son-in-law Robert Vadra, second left, during memorial ceremony on occasion of the death anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi. Rajiv Gandhi was killed in a suicide bomb attack on May 21, 1991 in Tamil Nadu during a poll campaign.

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Rahul Gandhi puts his arm around New Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit as dignitaries gathered at the memorial of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on occasion of his death anniversary. Rajiv Gandhi was killed in a suicide bomb attack on May 21, 1991 in Tamil Nadu during a poll campaign.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh pays his respects at Rajiv Gandhi's memorial on occasion of his death anniversary, in New Delhi.

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Sonia Gandhi, left, Congress Party President and wife of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, greets Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at Rajiv Gandhi's memorial on occasion of his death anniversary.

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President Pratibha Patil, right, greets Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, left, and others at the memorial of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on occasion of his death anniversary.

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Priyanka Gandhi, right, daughter of former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, and her husband Robert Vadra offer a floral tribute at Rajiv's memorial to mark the anniversary of his death, in New Delhi, India, Monday, May 21, 2012. Rajiv Gandhi was killed in a suicide bomb attack on May 21, 1991 in Tamil Nadu while campaigning during national elections.

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Rahul Gandhi, son of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, foreground, and sister Priyanka Gandhi, pay their respects at Rajiv's memorial on occasion of his death anniversary, in New Delhi.

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Congress Party President, Sonia Gandhi, right, and Rahul Gandhi, pay tribute at Rajiv’s memorial 'Vir Bhumi' to mark his death anniversary in New Delhi.

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Amitabh Bachchan reacts as he interacts with the media in Mumbai. Bachchan, once a close friend of Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was one of the many people suspected of having taken a kickback to help a Swedish company, AB Bofors, secure a gun deal with the Indian government in the late 1980s. According to news reports, the Swedish whistleblower who exposed the Bofors scandal 25 years ago suggested Bachchan wasn't at all involved in the arms deal scandal.

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