Nation remembers Rajiv Gandhi on his 71st Birth Anniversary


New Delhi,August 20:The Nation is remembering former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 71st Birth Anniversary today.

President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice President Mohammed Hamid Ansari paid floral tributes at Rajiv Gandhi's memorial Vir Bhumi in New Delhi.

In a tweet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also paid tribute to Mr Gandhi.

Former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi, along with her son Rahul Gandhi and daughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also paid their tributes to the former Prime Minister at Vir Bhumi.

The day is also observed as Sadbhavana Diwas.

Rajiv Gandhi served as the Prime Minister from 31st of October 1984 to 2nd of December 1989.

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