Pranab Mukherjee: Former Indian president’s legend will live on

A career politician whose service to his party and nation stands outIt was 1977. India’s Congress party had just suffered a massive defeat in the general elections. Somewhere in central Delhi, four men were huddled in a closed-door meeting late in the afternoon. One of the four happened to be Sanjay Gandhi, former Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi’s son and the then de facto No 2 in the Congress. Many felt, and rightly so, Sanjay was the driving force behind the party — in many cases, even much ahead of his mother. Of the three others present at that meeting, one later went on to become a ve…

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