Did you know Rahul Gandhi used another name after his dad's assassination?

Nov 04, 2018, 10:55 IST
  • Did you know Rahul Gandhi used another name after his dad's assassination?

    Rahul Gandhi was born in Delhi on June 19, 1970. He is the first of the two children of Rajiv Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi. He has a younger sister Priyanka Gandhi. He is the grandson of Indira Gandhi. In picture: Former Indian President Giani Zail Singh with former Prime Minister of India, late Rajiv Gandhi and his son Rahul Gandhi. All pictures/mid-day archives

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    Rahul Gandhi stayed away from public glare for much of his childhood and early youth. He did his primary education in New Delhi and Dehradun but was later homeschooled because of security concerns

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    Rahul Gandhi later attended Rollins College under a pseudonym as Raul Vinci, his identity being known only to a select few including university officials and security agencies. In picture: 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

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    In 1991, after Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated by the Tamil Tigers (LTTE) during an election rally, he shifted to Rollins College in Florida, USA, due to security concerns and obtained his B.A. in 1994. In picture: Rahul Gandhi carrying the ashes of his father Rajiv Gandhi along with his mother Sonia Gandhi (left) and sister Priyanka

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    After graduation, Rahul Gandhi worked at the Monitor Group, a management consulting firm, in London. In 2002, he was one of the directors of Mumbai-based technology outsourcing firm Backops Services Private Ltd. Ini 2004, Rahul, Gandhi admitted during a certain press conference that he dated a Spanish girl who was an architect, living in Venezuela. Rahul Gandhi met her during his academic time in England

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    Rahul Gandhi made his foray into politics in 2004 and successfully contested the general elections held that year from Amethi, a seat that was earlier held by his father; Rahul Gandhi won from the constituency again in 2009 and 2014

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    Rahul Gandhi has a black belt in Aikodo which is a Japanese martial art form. His coach was called Sensei Paritos Kar

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    Rahul Gandhi's mother Sonia Gandhi had held Amethi seat until she transferred to the neighbouring seat of Rae Bareilly. The Congress had been doing poorly in Uttar Pradesh, holding only 10 of the 80 Lok Sabha seats in the state in 2004. 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

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    In the official parliamentary website, Rahul Gandhi declared his profession as a 'farmer' in 2004. However, in his second parliamentary stint in 2009, the professional description was changed to 'strategy consultant'. Pic/Rajeev Tyagi

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    When Indira Gandhi was assassinated by her bodyguards, Rahul Gandhi was only 14. Years later, he recalled at a rally how the two assassins were his friends who taught him to play badminton. "... My friends killed my grandmother," he said

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    Rahul Gandhi promised to reform youth politics. Under Gandhi, the IYC (Indian Youth Congress) and NSUI (National Student Union of India) have seen a dramatic increase in members from 200,000 to 2.5 million. Pic/Vinod Kumar

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    Rahul Gandhi was elected Congress Vice-President in 2013, having served as the General Secretary previously. in picture: Rahul Gandhi delivers his first speech as Congress party Vice-President during the Congress party leadership conclave in Jaipur on January 20, 2013

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    Rahul Gandhi took over as the president of the Congress in December 2017. He is also a Trustee of Rajiv Gandhi Foundation and Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust

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    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 a future leader. It is equally true that he is among the most eligible bachelors in the country

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About The Gallery

President of the Indian National Congress Rahul Gandhi always manages to keep himself in the news. We look back at his rise through the ranks over the years -- a journey that has been eventful and unpredictable

 

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