21 May 1991
Rajiv Gandhi's last public meeting.
Assassinated while campaigning for the Sriperumbudur Lok Sabha Congress candidate. The killing was carried out due to personal animosity of the LTTE chief Prabhakaran towards Gandhi arising out of his sending the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) to Sri Lanka and the alleged IPKF atrocities against Sri Lankan Tamils.
It didnt take much time for this crisp pure white kurta to turn into a blood stained blown out bits and pieces...
Had visited the Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum, during our visit to Delhi last october, and sharing here some of the images .
beautifully maintained lawns surround the silent compound
The entrance tot he Residence turned Museum
Library cum Office
Sari worn by Mrs. Indira Gandhi while she was assasinated in 1984 in reprisal for the storming of the Golden Temple in Amritsar.
She was assassinated by her bodyguards as she walked through the garden of her home on the way to a media interview, shortly after bringing her hands together and wishing them “namaste.”
These enclosed crystal pathway in the garden marks Indira Gandhi’s final footsteps.