Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday paid tributes to his father and former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 27th death anniversary.
Rahul along with mother Sonia Gandhi and sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra paid floral tributes to Rajiv Gandhi at his memorial Veer Bhumi.
Apart from Rahul and Sonia, former president Pranab Mukherjee and former prime minister Manmohan Singh also paid respects to the former prime minister.
Rahul Gandhi also shared an emotional post on Twitter, marking his father’s death anniversary. The Congress president said that it was his father who taught him that “hate is a prison”.
“My father taught me that hate is a prison for those who carry it. Today, on his death anniversary, I thank him for teaching me to love and respect all beings, the most valuable gifts a father can give a son. Rajiv Gandhi, those of us that love you hold you forever in our hearts,” Rahul tweeted.
On May 21, 1991, Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated by separatist Lankan Tamil outfit LTTE. He was killed by a woman operative of LTTE, who greeted him at a rally in Tamil Nadu’s Sriperumbudur town.
A bomb was strapped to the woman’s chest, which exploded when she went near to Rajiv to greet him.