He introduced policies that bordered on light-footed reforms of the existing economic agenda of the country which was based on protectionism following a Soviet model.These reforms paved way for the more extensive linearization efforts of the economy in 1991.Rajiv Gandhi initially attended the Welham Boys' School and subsequently went to the elite Doon School in Dehradun.Later, he went to the United Kingdom to study at the Cambridge University.The idea led to setting-up of the Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited, popularly known as MTNL.Rajiv Gandhi was the man to transcend telecom services to the rural India or "India in true sense".His mother, Indira Gandhi was the first and the only woman Prime Minister of India.Feroze Gandhi, a key member of the Indian National Congress and the editor of The National Herald newspaper, was his father.
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Date of Birth: 20 August 1944 Place of Birth: Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra Parents: Feroze Gandhi (Father) and Indira Gandhi (Mother) Wife: Sonia Gandhi Children: Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Education: Doon School, Dehradun; Trinity College, Cambridge, England Political Association: Indian National Congress Political Ideology: Right-winged; Liberal Religious views: Hinduism Publications: Rajiv's World: Photographs by Rajiv Gandhi (1995) Death: Place of Death: Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu Memorial: Rajiv Gandhi Memorial, Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu Rajiv Gandhi was born in one of the most prominent political families of India.
He became the third generation in his family to become the Prime Minister of India - after his maternal grandfather, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and mother Smt. He became the youngest Prime Minister of India at the age of 40.
As Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi endeavored to eliminate the corrupt and criminal faces within the Indian National Congress party.
With reference to the Shah Bano case, Rajiv Gandhi led Government sought to pass the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Divorce) Act in 1986, which was a reversal of the sentence ruled by the Supreme Court.