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Sriperumbudur, Southern India: 24 May 1991
Rajiv Gandhi was blown up by a Tamil suicide bomber while canvassing for the 1991 election. David Loyn covered the story for the BBC and reflects on how India reacted to Rajivís death and to the assassination of his mother four years earlier.

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David Loyn David Loyn
"The Gandhis have suffered the same kinds of tragedy as the Kennedys".

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