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Late Shri Rajiv Gandhi was the 7th Prime Minister of India and was in office from 31 October 1984 till 2 December 1989. He was born in Mumbai on 20th August 1944 at approximately 0810 Hours. There are various birth time floating around on the net, but this seems to be the most accurate one.

He was tragically assassinated while campaigning outside Chennai on May 21st 1991. His untimely death was a shock to the complete nation. Everyone would remember where they were when the news of his untimely passing spread like wildfire. I was in my 3rd year of engineering in in Manipal, Karnataka and was shocked by this news. I remember we were preparing for our semester exams and when the rumour spread in the middle of the night; many of us students when to the local Manipal press to ascertain what had happened. We all were informed when the first print of the paper came out at dawn that he had been assassinated by a ‘human bomb’. Our exams were postponed and we all left for our home towns. Needless to say, the country plunged into deep sorrow.

Birth Details

20/8/1944, 0811 Hours, Mumbai

Lagna Chart

ASC Leo 14-38-47 has Sun 03-50-02, (Lord House), Moon 17-09-24, Mercury 28-34-45 (Enemy), Jupiter 12-13-11 and Venus 18-40-22 (Enemy) – Bold, fearless, mentally strong, no-nonsense, loyal, charming but accident prone; when upset, could lose his temper; good looking and very wealthy; blessed and lucky, father to healthy children.

2nd house of Virgo has Mars 01-13-03 – Born in wealth and a consensus builder.

6th house of Capricorn has Ketu [R]02-48-48 – Would have secret enemies wanting to harm him but would be oblivious to the threat they posed.

11th house of Gemini has Saturn 14-12-34 – Name and fame via profession and would travel the world due to profession. Has Kaal Sarpa Dosha (KSD) with Ketu in the 6th house and Rahu in the 12th and Saturn is the only planet between his Rahu and Ketu. Hence, his profession would give him name and fame but in his Rahu mahadasha it would be the cause of his demise.

12th house of Cancer has Rahu [R] 02-48-48 – Tough and he would pass away suddenly and the dangers of it are always high as he was accident-prone but specially so in his 12th house Rahu mahadasha which came in the prime of his life.

Dasha at death

RAH from 26/11/81 till 26/11/99 – As soon as his 12th house Rahu mahadasha with KSD started from 1981, events began to unfold in his life which would bring him to his death. These were destined events and were beyond his control, despite him not wanting to enter politics – his brother’s sudden demise and mother’s assassination forced him to take on the political mantle. I think deep inside he knew that his time was numbered. Now if this was via astrologers or tantriks or his own hunch, I do not know but I get the impression from my memories of news events from those days that it was reported that he (and immediate family) sensed that his end was near and truly he did not live to cross his 12th house Rahu mahadasha and due to KSD.

RAH – MER 26/ 5/92 – Tragically killed in the middle of his Rahu mahadasha with KSD.

Additional Notes

  • Since 1981 and the start of his 12th house Rahu mahadasha with KSD, his time was limited.
  • Saturn in between Rahu/Ketu meant it would be linked to his profession and be sudden
  • If one good thing came out of his tragic demise it is that since his assassination, the security apparatus around leaders is taken very seriously

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