Rajiv Gandhi, grandson of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru wntered public life in February 1983 after tragic death of his brother Sanjay Gandhi and became youngest Prime Minister of Indian following yet another tragedy after the death of his mother Indiraji in 1984. He was also, perhaps one of the youngest elected heads of Government in democratic world.
Besides being the harbinger of a generation change in the country. Mr. Gandhi received the biggest mandate in teh nation's history in the elections to the Lok Sabha.
Rajiv Gandhi's analytical abilities, inquiring mind freshness and vigour of approach, optimism and objectivity enabled him to get to the root of a crisis and find ways for solving some of our most tangled problems.
Science and Technology were, for Rajiv Gandhi the keys of India's future. The emphasis which Rajiv laid on responsive administration was very characteristic of him.
Rajiv Gandhi's concern for the weak and disabled was deep and abiding.
It waas in RAjiv Gandhi's tenure as Prime Minister that concrete steps were taken to draw the youth more closely into nation building activities. His Prime Ministership saw a tremendous growth in Idia's stature in International affairs. Rajiv Gandhi had great faith in the people of India and the future.
Rajiv Gandhi was President, Indian National Congress, Bombay (1985), when the party celebrated its Centenary.
A bold, courageous and dynamic leader Rajivrathan Gandhi was killed by terrorist group at Perambadur, Tamilnadu in 1991 when he was busy compaigning for Congress in Lok Sabha Elections as Party President.