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(Date of Birth - June 19, 1970)
Born into a political dynasty, Rahul Gandhi is the son of Indian politicians Sonia and the late Rajiv Gandhi.|
Rahul's mother, the Italy-born Sonia Gandhi nêe Maino is currently the leader of the Congress party. His father, the late Rajiv Gandhi was Prime Minister of India in the 1980s. Rahul's grandmother Indira Gandhi and great grand father Jawaharlal Nehru were also Prime Ministers of India.
Born on June 19, 1970, Rahul attended St.Stephen's College and Harvard University though he failed to graduate from Harvard.
Rahul worked as a financial consultant in London before returning to India in 2002.
Rahul is currently a Member of Parliament from the Amethi constituency in Uttar Pradesh. With his mother Sonia the Congress party leader, it's widely expected that Rahul is being groomed for the highest political office in the country - the Prime Ministership.
The 37-year-old politician was named a General Secretary of the Congress party on September 24, 2007 in a move that's widely seen as preparing the party for national elections and Rahul for high office should the party win.
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