INDIA DYNASTY REVIVED

Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, right, and his wife Sonia arrive at the New Delhi airport in this May 26, 1985 file photo. (AP Photo/Douglas E. Curran)

DOUGLAS E CURRAN

Gandhi was catapulted to India's highest office at age 40 when his mother, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, was assassinated in 1984. He began his premiership with promises of modernizing India's creaking government. Within a few years, he was forced to resign amid allegations of taking bribes in an arms deal. He was assassinated in 1991 while campaigning to return to office.

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