72nd birth anniversary of Shri Rajiv Gandhi celebrated
Q. PM Narendra Modi paid tribute to which former premier on his 72nd birth anniversary?- Published on 22 Aug 16
a. Rajiv Gandhi
b. Naramsimha Rao
c. Inder Kumar Gujral
d. Manmohan Singh
ANSWER: Rajiv Gandhi
PM Narendra Modi on 20th August 2016 paid tribute to former premier Rajiv Gandhi on his 72nd birth anniversary.
- Rajiv Gandhi born on August 20, 1944 served as the sixth PM of India from 1984 to 1989.
- He took office following assassination of his mother, then PM Indira Gandhi in 1984.
- Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi also paid tribute to his father and the former PM.
- Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated in a suicide bombing at TN’s Sriperumbudur on May 21, 1991.
- Other Indian PMs belonging to the INC include Narasimha Rao and Manmohan Singh.
- The youngest political leader to become PM, Rajiv Gandhi was 40 at the time of taking charge of the PMO.
- Oldest person to be Indian PM at 81 years was Morarji Desai.
- Oldest living PM is AB Vajapayee born Decemer 25, 1924
- Youngest living PM is incumbent Narendra Modi born 17th September 1950.
- Narendra Modi is also the first PM of India to be born after Independence in India.
- All other PMs were born before India gained independence.