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Rajiv Gandhi

Rajiv Gandhi was the 9th Prime Minister of India. He was born on August 20, 1944, in Mumbai and was the eldest son of Indira Gandhi. He was a pilot by profession and entered politics in 1980, after the death of his brother Sanjay Gandhi. In 1981, he won his first parliamentary elections to the Lok Sabha. After the assassination of his mother in 1984, the Indian National Congress party elected him Prime Minister.

In 1984, Rajiv Gandhi led the Congress to a major election victory. He was assassinated while campaigning on May 21, 1991 in Tamil Nadu. In 1991, he was posthumously awarded the Bharat Ratna.
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