10 Lines on Rajiv Gandhi

Though many people have born and died in India, only a few could have managed to make their place in the heart of the people. These people have created history and will remain with us even after the end of civilization. One of them was Rajiv Gandhi. You must have heard his name before. It's the time to read about him through the sets of 10 lines below.

Ten Lines on Rajiv Gandhi

Set 1

1) Rajiv Gandhi was the elder son of former Prime Minister Smt. Indira Gandhi

2) He had born in “Mumbai” on 20th August 1944, which was Bombay at that time.

3) Before joining mainstream politics, he was a professional pilot in “Indian Airlines”.

4) He formally entered in politics as a member of Congress party in the year 1981.

5) He contested his maiden election as a Lok Sabha candidate from “Amethi” constituency and won with a massive margin of 237000 votes.

6) In December 1981 he became in charge of the “National Youth Congress”.

7) After the demise of Prime Minister Smt. Indira Gandhi, he succeeded her as the next Prime Minister of India on 31st October 1984.

8) He holds the record of becoming the youngest Prime Minister of India at the age of 40.

9) He had assassinated on 21st May 1991 at “Sriperumbudur” district near Chennai while campaigning there for Lok Sabha elections.

10) The resting place of Rajiv Gandhi is famous as “Veer-Bhumi” at Raj Ghat in New Delhi.


Set 2

1) Rajiv Gandhi had born to Smt. Indira Gandhi and Shri Feroze Gandhi.

2) He was the elder son in his family with his younger brother Sanjay Gandhi.

3) He did his schooling from ‘Welham Boy’s School’ and ‘Doon School’ in 1954 and later went to London in ‘Trinity College’ and ‘Imperial College’.

4) In the year 1991, he received the highest prestigious award of India “Bharat Ratna” posthumously.

5) Rajiv Gandhi was also famous as the Goodwill Ambassador to the world.

6) He started an attempt to liberalize the country’s economy by providing incentives to private firms for establishing industrial units in India.

7) He gave stress on science and technology and engineering by relaxing taxes on industries based on computers, research and development, manufacturing etc.

8) In 1986, he announced the opening of “Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya” to impart modern education to the children of India.

9) He created “Mahanagar Telecom Nigam Limited” (MTNL) in 1986, along with “Public Call Offices” (PCO) for public telephony in India.

10) Rajiv Gandhi was a modern-minded and intellectual personality, who helped India to reach the milestone in the field of science and technology.


Set 3

1) Rajiv Gandhi was an Indian Political leader belonging to the Indian National Congress.

2) He was a visionary leader who believed in the growth of every section of India

3) He was the son of the first female prime minister of India, Indira Gandhi.

4) Rajiv Gandhi led the nation in the direction of technology, ensuring India's growth.

5) Rajiv Gandhi married to Sonia Gandhi and had two children, namely Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi.

6) Rajiv Gandhi was the 6th Prime-Minister of India and took office in 1984.

7) He also served as the president of the Indian National Congress from 1985 to 1991.

8) Rajiv Gandhi was not good at studies during his childhood.

9) Rajiv Gandhi was the first Prime Minister who led the country towards modernization.

10) Rajiv Gandhi had assassinated by a suicide bomber in 1991 at Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu.

Set 4

1) Rajiv Gandhi is the youngest Prime-Minister of Indian till now.

2) He was the grandson of first Prime-Minister of India Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru.

3) In his childhood, Rajiv Gandhi was a shy and introvert boy.

4) His wife Sonia Gandhi’s actual name was ‘Edvige Antonia Albina Maino’ whom he had met in London.

5) His mother Indira Gandhi had assassinated, and on the same day, he had declared the Prime-Minister of India.

6) Rajiv Gandhi dreamt of making India a developed nation.

7) Sanjay Gandhi, the younger brother of Rajiv Gandhi, had died in an Aeroplane crash on 23rd June 1980.

8) Though Rajiv Gandhi has no interest in politics, he joined it on the request of his mother, following her death.

9) “Veer Bhumi” in Delhi is the memorial of Late Rajiv Gandhi.

10) The great honour in sports ‘Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award’ is also instituted in memory of great Rajiv Gandhi.


Rajiv Gandhi was an eminent leader whom India will never forget. He was the true son of the soil who gave a new direction to India’s growth and development. Due to his efforts, science and technology education, research and development took place in large scale. His birth anniversary on 20th August is popular as “Sadbhawna Divas” and his death anniversary on 21st May has become the 'Anti Terrorism Day'.

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