1.2 Rajiv ( 1944–91); prime minister 1984–89. The eldest son of Indira, he became prime minister after his mother’s assassination. His premiership was marked by continuing unrest, and he was assassinated during an election campaign. His widow, Sonia ( 1946-), born in Italy, entered the political arena in 1998 and was elected head of the Congress Party, leading the party to victory in the 2004 elections.
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