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Nation pays tribute to Rajiv Gandhi on his 16th death anniversary
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Nation pays tribute to Rajiv Gandhi on his 16th death anniversary

People from all walks of life are paying tribute to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 16th death anniversary today.

New Delhi, May 21 : People from all walks of life are paying tribute to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 16th death anniversary today.

In Delhi, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Rajiv Gandhi's widow and Congress party president Sonia Gandhi, his children Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka, his son-in-law Robert Vadra, and other eminent personalities offered tribute to the departed leader at his memorial -- Veer Bhumi.

The day is also observed as Anti-Terrorism Day in the country.

Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated on this day in 1991 at Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu during a poll campaign.

LTTE suicide bomber Thenmuli Rajaratnam, also known as Dhanu, and several others, some of whom are in jail serving life terms, reportedly assassinated him.

ANI

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