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Rajiv Gandhi- The Prince charming of Indian politics who had so much to live for

India TV News Desk October 01, 2014 11:36 IST
India TV News Desk

On the fateful day, May 21, 1991, at Sriperumbudur, Rusy Karanjia, chief editor of the Blitz tabloid, was with Rajiv Gandhi for a few minutes. Gandhi disclosed to Karanjia that he had learnt from the mistakes of the past and that in the days to come, he was going to be really an enlightened leader - either as the prime minister or as the opposition leader.

Gandhi told Karanjia that he would meet the expectations of the people in his next term, that seemed to be almost certain. Shortly afterwards, a Tamil Tiger suicide bomber detonated herself, killing Gandhi instantly.

Gandhi was always afraid of criticism. A little encouragement filled him with elation and worked wonders for him and he began to be less dissatisfied with the world around him and himself.