Rajiv Gandhi’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Aug 20, 1944

Death Date

May 21, 1991

Age of Death

46 years

Cause of Death




The politician Rajiv Gandhi died at the age of 46. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

The sixth Prime Minister of India from 1984 to 1989 who took office after the assassination of his mother, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. He was the youngest Indian premier and he was known for his dismantling of government quotas, tariffs and permit regulations on economic activity before being assassinated in 1991.

He belongs to a significant political family as his grandfather Jawaharlal Nehru was the first prime minister of India, serving from 1947 to 1964. Rajiv was married to Sonia Gandhi from 1968 until 1991 and they raised two kids named Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi.



“Civilizations are built by the ceaseless toil of a succession of generations. With softness and sloth, civilizations succumb. Let us beware of decadence.” (Rajiv Gandhi)


“I have never felt vulnerable nor restricted in my movements.” (Rajiv Gandhi)


“In Kashmir, you need utmost cooperation between all centres of authority.” (Rajiv Gandhi)


“We must remember that self-reliance and eradication of poverty demands – indeed, compel – the present generation to bear hardship and make sacrifices. Those who are employed have a duty to the future of India. They have to be more productive and consume less so that resources can be made available for investment and for programmes to help poor.” (Rajiv Gandhi)


“The secretariat will play a pivotal role in decision-making above a certain level, where basic policies are involved, but below that, we will have to leave the implementation to whoever is in charge.” (Rajiv Gandhi)