Remembering Rajiv Gandhi
This was one of the first documentaries I have seen in my life – “
’s Rajiv” by Simi Garewal. If I remember correctly this was aired in Doordarshan soon after Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated. I was seeing this again other day and thought will share it in my blog for those who have never seen it and also for those who want to see this again. India
In the first part of the video, Indira Gandhi and others remember Rajiv’s childhood. Rajiv talks about his childhood and about his brother Sanjay Gandhi.
In this part of the video, Rajiv talks about his passions – being a pilot. This part of the video also narrates Rajiv’s marriage with Sonia, his love for sweet food and about his tow kids – Rahul and Priyanka.
In this part Rajiv recollects more about Rahul and Priyanka; his love for Sonia and more. His initial apathy to politics, death of his brother that forced his entry into politics form part of this video.
Indira Gandhi’s tragic death, Rajiv ascend into Indian Prime Minister’s post, Congress sweeping the polls soon after he becoming the Prime Minister form part of this video.
Rajiv Gandhi’s vision for
as Prime Minister is shown in next three videos. India
Next video shows his rise as a world leader and the respect various world leaders had for him
This video throws light into the various allegations against Rajiv made by the opposition and Rajiv’s take on those allegations
This part of the video illustrates his life as an opposition leader and also lessons he learnt in five years as Prime Minister of India.
Seeing these videos in YouTube now brought back so many memories. Wish he was still alive!