Key highlights

1. "Paying tributes to former Prime Minister Shri Rajiv Gandhi on his death anniversary," Modi tweeted.

2. However, the late leader's wife Sonia Gandhi, accompanied by son Rahul Gandhi, daughter Priyanka Gandhi and son-in-law Robert Vadra offered flowers at his memorial 'Vir Bhumi' here.

3. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and a number of party leaders including  PC Chacko, Oscar Farnandes, Gulam Nabi Azad, Ajay Maken were among those who also paid tributes to the leader.

4. Gandhi was assassinated in Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu in May 1991 during an election meeting by a woman suicide bomber of the now vanquished Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

5. He served as the Prime Minister from October 31, 1984 to December 2, 1989.

In pics: Leaders pay tributes to Rajiv Gandhi on his 24th death anniversary

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