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Rajiv Gandhi Memorial

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The Rajiv Gandhi Memorial is a memorial to Indian prime minister Rajiv Gandhi at the site where he was assassinated at Sriperumbudur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu India.

Designed by K T Ravindran, it was built by the Central Public Works Department and was opened up in 2003 by Gandhi's widow Sonia Gandhi and former President of India APJ Abdul Kalam.[1][2]

Gallery

  • The Entrance
    The Entrance
  • A stone sculpture depicting India's progress at the memorial
    A stone sculpture depicting India's progress at the memorial
  • The memorial has a huge lawn with tree lined pathways
    The memorial has a huge lawn with tree lined pathways
  • The blast site is surrounded by seven pilliars
    The blast site is surrounded by seven pilliars
  • "The path of Light" traces Rajiv Gandhi's final steps
    "The path of Light" traces Rajiv Gandhi's final steps
  • A stone mural marks the spot of his death
    A stone mural marks the spot of his death
  • A stone plaque with the history of events
    A stone plaque with the history of events

References

  1. ^ Venkatesan, Radha (11 October 2003). "The Hindu : Rajiv Gandhi Memorial dedicated to nation". The Hindu. Retrieved 8 May 2019.
  2. ^ Singh, K. Natwar (7 November 2003). "Remembering Rajiv Gandhi". Frontline. Retrieved 8 May 2019.

Coordinates: 12°57′37″N 79°56′43″E / 12.9602°N 79.9452°E / 12.9602; 79.9452


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