Who was the mastermind behind Rajiv Gandhi assassination?

At least 14 others, in addition to Rajiv Gandhi, were killed. It was carried out by Thenmozhi Rajaratnam (also known as Kalaivani Rajaratnam or Dhanu), a member of the Sri Lankan separatist organization Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

Why Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated?

The Supreme Court judgement, by Justice K. T. Thomas, confirmed that Gandhi was killed because of personal animosity by the LTTE chief Prabhakaran arising from his sending the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) to Sri Lanka and the alleged IPKF atrocities against Sri Lankan Tamils.

Is Madras Cafe movie true?

Madras Cafe is based on a true story. It revolves of the assassination of India’s former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, who was killed by a human bomb in Tamil Nadu, by LTTE terrorist group.

Who gave Bharat Ratna to Rajiv Gandhi?

List of recipients

Year Laureates Prime Minister / Party in Power
1976 K. Kamaraj# Indira Gandhi, Indian National Congress
1980 Mother Teresa + Indira Gandhi, Indian National Congress
1983 Vinoba Bhave# Indira Gandhi, Indian National Congress
1987 Abdul Ghaffar Khan* Rajiv Gandhi, Indian National Congress

Is Indira Gandhi killed Sanjay?

Death. Sanjay Gandhi died instantly from head wounds in an air crash on 23 June 1980 near Safdarjung Airport in New Delhi. He was flying a new aircraft of the Delhi Flying club, and, while performing an aerobatic manoeuvre over his office, lost control and crashed. Sanjay died instantly.

Is the LTTE still active in Sri Lanka?

Firstly, the Sri Lankan Government has taken strict military measures to prevent any kind of regrouping of the LTTE. It continues with the Emergency laws and Prevention of Terrorism Act. However, the LTTE sympathizers are still there in foreign countries. They have formed a Trans-National Government of Tamil Eelam.