Rajiv Gandhi

1944 - 1991

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Rajiv Ratna 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, 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 8,557,037 page views. His biography is available in 90 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 86 in 2019). Rajiv Gandhi is the 2,443rd most popular politician (down from 2,433rd in 2019), the 75th most popular biography from India (down from 74th in 2019) 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 2,443 out of 15,710Before him are William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne, Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria, Weneg, Émile Loubet, Mentuhotep III, and Maria Anna of Bavaria. After him are Louis the Blind, Princess Maria Annunciata of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Isabella of Portugal, Duchess of Burgundy, Anna of Tyrol, Robert de Craon, and Gustav Bauer.

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Among people born in 1944, Rajiv Gandhi ranks 44Before him are Tony Scott, Nguyễn Phú Trọng, Vojislav Koštunica, Helmut Berger, Nick Mason, and Sylvie Vartan. After him are Jane Hawking, Gennady Zyuganov, Angela Davis, Yoweri Museveni, Nebahat Çehre, and Abdul Hamid. Among people deceased in 1991, Rajiv Gandhi ranks 27Before him are Margot Fonteyn, Martha Graham, David Lean, Marcel Lefebvre, Max Frisch, and Oona O'Neill. After him are Henri Lefebvre, Ragnar Granit, Claudio Arrau, Stan Getz, Gunnar Gren, and Arno Breker.

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Among people born in India, Rajiv Gandhi ranks 75 out of 1,227Before him are Nathuram Godse (1910), Ram Mohan Roy (1772), Paramahansa Yogananda (1893), Śuddhodana (-590), Ronald Ross (1857), and Sher Shah Suri (1486). After him are Satyendra Nath Bose (1894), Bahadur Shah Zafar (1775), Vyasa (-390), Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (1888), Mohammed Nadir Shah (1883), and Razia Sultana (1205).


Among politicians born in India, Rajiv Gandhi ranks 23Before him are Narendra Modi (1950), Ram Nath Kovind (1945), Abdul Karim (1863), Harsha (590), Śuddhodana (-590), and Sher Shah Suri (1486). After him are Bahadur Shah Zafar (1775), Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (1888), Mohammed Nadir Shah (1883), Razia Sultana (1205), Bindusara (-320), and Ajatashatru (-500).