Birthday special: Rare photos of Rahul Gandhi
Former Indian President Giani Zail Singh with former Prime Minister of India, late Rajiv Gandhi and his son Rahul Gandhi
Rajiv Gandhi (2nd-R), accompanied by his wife Sonia (C), daughter Priyanka (2nd-L) and son Rahul (L), pray, on his mother, Indira Gandhi's, cremation site on October 31, 1989 in New Delhi. AFP
Assassinated Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's son Rahul (2 L), widow Sonia (C) and daughter Priyanka (2 R) attend his funeral at Shakti Sthal on the banks of the holy Yamuna River. Pic/AFP
Rahul Gandhi carrying the ashes of his father Rajiv Gandhi along with his mother Sonia Gandhi (left) and sister Priyanka.
Rahul and his mother Sonia Gandhi
Rahul Gandhi enjoying himself with friends.
Rahul Gandhi with his sister Priyanka Vadra and her husband Robert (left) cheering for the Indian team during India-Pakistan match at National Stadium in Karachi.
In this photograph dated April 5, 2004, Rahul Gandhi (R), grandson of India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, files his papers to contest the parliamentary elections in Sultanpur, as his mother, Congress President Sonia Gandhi, looks on. Pic/AFP
Rahul Gandhi with Minister of State for Human Resource Development Jatin Prasada. PIC/RAJEEV TYAGI
Rahul Gandhi at a public meeting in Bangalore PIC/Vinod Kumar
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh greets Rahul Gandhi after he was appointed Vice President of the Congress party even as Sonia Gandhi looks on.
Rahul Gandhi delivers his first speech as Congress party Vice-President during the Congress party leadership conclave in Jaipur on January 20, 2013. Pic/AFP
Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi addresses the special plenary session of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in New Delhi on April 4, 2013. This was among the rare interactions Rahul has had with India Inc, one that did not have much to offer as far as a future roadmap was concerned. Pic/AFP
Although Rahul Gandhi has often described speculations about his becoming Prime Minister and getting married as ‘irrelevant’, the fact is that Congress has high hopes from him as future leader. It is equally true that he is among the most eligible bachelors in the country. Pic/AFP