Rajiv Gandhi

1944 - 1991

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Rajiv Gandhi (Hindi pronunciation: [raːdʒiːʋ ɡaːndʱiː] ; 20 August 1944 – 21 May 1991) was an Indian politician who served as the 6th Prime Minister of India from 1984 to 1989. He took office after the assassination of his mother, then–prime minister Indira Gandhi, to become at the age of 40 the youngest Indian prime minister. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rajiv Gandhi has received more than 13,296,823 page views. His biography is available in 94 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 92 in 2019). Rajiv Gandhi is the 2,036th most popular politician (up from 2,141st in 2019), the 69th most popular biography from India (up from 74th in 2019) and the 21st most popular Indian Politician.

Rajiv Gandhi was the Prime Minister of India from 1984 to 1989. He was assassinated in 1991 by a suicide bomber, which led to his widow, Sonia Gandhi, taking over as the president of the Indian National Congress.

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Among politicians, Rajiv Gandhi ranks 2,036 out of 19,576Before him are Ivan I of Moscow, Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, Beyhan Sultan, Mara Branković, Charles VIII of Sweden, and Manfred, King of Sicily. After him are Afonso IV of Portugal, Ali al-Sistani, Maharana Pratap, Nguyễn Phú Trọng, Dries van Agt, and Ahaziah of Israel.

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Among people born in 1944, Rajiv Gandhi ranks 42Before him are Ulrich Beck, Luigi Riva, Yoweri Museveni, Helmut Berger, Ibrahim Rugova, and Robert Kardashian. After him are Nguyễn Phú Trọng, Harold Ramis, John Rhys-Davies, Ronnie Peterson, Abdul Latif Rashid, and Nick Mason. Among people deceased in 1991, Rajiv Gandhi ranks 22Before him are Soichiro Honda, Graham Greene, Lazar Kaganovich, Frank Capra, Michael Landon, and Marcel Lefebvre. After him are Oona O'Neill, Arno Breker, Margot Fonteyn, Henri Lefebvre, David Lean, and Natalia Ginzburg.

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In India

Among people born in India, Rajiv Gandhi ranks 69 out of 1,861Before him are Guru Gobind Singh (1666), Aśvaghoṣa (80), Mumtaz Mahal (1593), Padmasambhava (717), Satyajit Ray (1921), and Julie Christie (1940). After him are Maharana Pratap (1540), Mahākāśyapa (-550), Sri Aurobindo (1872), Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (1486), Gerald Durrell (1925), and Mithun Chakraborty (1950).


Among politicians born in India, Rajiv Gandhi ranks 21Before him are Alauddin Khalji (1266), Tipu Sultan (1750), Vallabhbhai Patel (1875), Harsha (590), Atal Bihari Vajpayee (1924), and Bahadur Shah Zafar (1775). After him are Maharana Pratap (1540), Sher Shah Suri (1486), Samudragupta (335), Rajendra Prasad (1884), Pervez Musharraf (1943), and Bindusara (-320).