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Rajiv Gandhi

1944 - 1991

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Rajiv Gandhi ( (listen); 20 August 1944 – 21 May 1991) was an Indian politician who served as the sixth prime minister of India from 1984 to 1989. He took office after the 1984 assassination of his mother, then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, to become the youngest Indian Prime minister at the age of 40. Gandhi was from the politically powerful Nehru–Gandhi family, which had been associated with the Indian National Congress party. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rajiv Gandhi has received more than 10,674,404 page views. His biography is available in 92 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 90 in 2019). Rajiv Gandhi is the 2,176th most popular politician (up from 2,438th in 2019), the 75th most popular biography from India and the 23rd 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 2,176 out of 15,577Before him are Muhammad I Tapar, Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, Kiya, Ferdinand II, Archduke of Austria, Blanche I of Navarre, and Edith Frank. After him are Twosret, Lucius Cornelius Cinna, Michael Bloomberg, Charles Frederick, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp, Louis, Duke of Orléans, and János Áder.

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Among people born in 1944, Rajiv Gandhi ranks 42Before him are Angela Davis, Sebastião Salgado, Tony Scott, Gennady Zyuganov, Vojislav Koštunica, and Sali Berisha. After him are Princess Benedikte of Denmark, Françoise Hardy, Yoweri Museveni, Larry Ellison, Sylvie Vartan, and Nguyễn Phú Trọng. Among people deceased in 1991, Rajiv Gandhi ranks 25Before him are Frank Capra, Margot Fonteyn, David Lean, Marcel Lefebvre, Michael Landon, and Martha Graham. After him are Max Frisch, Ragnar Granit, Oona O'Neill, Gene Tierney, Natalia Ginzburg, and Henri Lefebvre.

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Among people born in India, Rajiv Gandhi ranks 75 out of 1,493Before him are Ram Nath Kovind (1945), Samudragupta (335), Paramahansa Yogananda (1893), Ravi Shankar (1920), Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (1486), and Rajendra Prasad (1884). After him are Mahavatar Babaji (1900), Mumtaz Mahal (1593), Bahadur Shah Zafar (1775), Lata Mangeshkar (1929), Ajatashatru (-500), and Ramana Maharshi (1879).


Among politicians born in India, Rajiv Gandhi ranks 23Before him are Harsha (590), Tipu Sultan (1750), Vallabhbhai Patel (1875), Ram Nath Kovind (1945), Samudragupta (335), and Rajendra Prasad (1884). After him are Bahadur Shah Zafar (1775), Ajatashatru (-500), Sher Shah Suri (1486), Chandragupta II (400), Vishvamitra (-2000), and Maharana Pratap (1540).