New Delhi, May 21 : On the 29th death anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, on Thursday, paid homage to his father and said he is proud to be the son of ‘true patriot’.
“I am proud to be the son of a true patriot, liberal and philanthropic father.As Prime Minister, Rajiv ji had put the country on the path of progress. He took several important steps to empower the country with his forward-looking vision. Today, on his death anniversary, I salute him with affection and gratitude” Mr Gandhi tweeted in Hindi. Rajiv Gandhi, who became India’s youngest Prime Minister at the age of 40, assassinated by a suicide bomber belongs to Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) during an election rally in Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu on May 21, 1991. Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also paid tribute to the former Prime Minister, a Bharat Ratna recipient. (UNI)