From mourning son to political heir: Here are rare moments captured on-camera from Rahul Gandhi's life

Published: 04th December 2017 03:16 PM  |   Last Updated: 05th December 2017 02:01 AM  

With Rahul Gandhi in all likelihood to be the only candidate in the fray, he could be declared the next Congress chief on December 5 after scrutiny of nominations. IN image: Rahul with Pakistan's 'Tehreek-e-Insfaaf' founder and former cricketer Imran Khan. (Photo | PTI)
He will succeed his mother Sonia Gandhi, the longest serving Congress chief who has helmed the party since 1998. IN PIC: Congress president Sonia Gandhi with AICC General Secretary Rahul Gandhi during a rally at Phoolbagh ground in Kanpur, after the conclusion of the two-day UP Congress Convention on 31st March, 2008. (Photo | PTI)
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Rahul Gandhi became the Congress Vice President in January 2013. (Express Photo)
Congress MP Rahul Gandhi shaking hands with villagers after interacting with self help groups of an NGO at Banda Somaram village district in Andhra Pradesh. (Express Photo)
Until very recently, a poor speaker and heavily attacked by the troll army and criticism of not taking up ministerial positions, Rahul Gandhi's biggest obstacle was coming out of his mother's shadow. (Express Photo)
Priyanka Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi at the Rajiv Gandhi Samadhi 'Veer Bhoomi' in New Delhi' on the occasion of late Prime Minister's 58th Birth Anniversary. (EPS | Anil Sharma)
Priyanka Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi leaving the samadhi of their late father Rajiv Gandhi on the occasion of his 50th Birthday. (Photo | PTI)
Sonia Gandhi, Congress President and her son Rahul at the raising day function of the Special Protection group. (Photo | PTI)
Sonia Gandhi with children Rahul and Priyanka leaves Teen Murthi Bhavan, Delhi, after urns containing the ashes of Rajiv Gandhi are deposited there. (Photo | PTI)
Rahul Gandhi with his mother Sonia and sister Priyanka offering 'Ahums' during the Tenth day function after Rajiv Gandhi's death at Teen Murthi House, Delhi. (Photo | PTI)
Priyanka Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi praying for their father's soul. (Express Photo)
Rahul Gandhi consoling his sister Priyanka. (Express Photo)
In this 1991 image, Rahul is consoling his mother Sonia, shortly after the assasination of Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. (Express Photo)
Sonia, Priyanka and Rahul Gandhi (in dark glasses) walking towards the spot where Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated. (EPS: D. Sampathkumar)
The Gandhi family, Sonia, Rahul and Priyanka at the Rajiv Gandhi memorial meeting. (Photo | PTI)
Sonia is seen attending the funeral of her husband Rajiv Gandhi with her son Rahul and Priyanka. (Express Photo)
Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi with his wife Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi. (Express Photo)
Indira Gandhi kissing her grandson Rahul. Also seen are Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi with Sonia and daughter Priyanka. (Express Photo)
Rahul hugging his father Rajiv Gandhi, former Prime Minister of India. (Express Photo)
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