Rahul Gandhi paid floral tributes to his father at his memorial, Veer Bhumi, and spent some time there.
Senior party leaders Pawan Kumar Bansal, K C Venugopal and Indian Youth Congress chief Srinivas B V, among other leaders, were present on the occasion.
“A secular India alone is an India that can survive,” Rahul Gandhi posted his father’s quote on Facebook.
“Remembering Shri Rajiv Gandhi ji on his birth anniversary,” he said in the post.
The Congress, from its official Twitter handle, tweeted, “India’s youngest Prime Minister. The architect of 21st Century India. The visionary, the pioneer, the patriot. Today we pay homage to Bharat Ratna, Rajiv Gandhi and celebrate his immense contributions to the nation.”
Born in 1944, Gandhi was the prime minister from 1984 to 1989. He was assassinated in 1991.