The Thuppahi items on the Assassination of Rajiv Gandhi have recently attracted a range of “Hits” …. that is, visitors/viewers. I am puzzled as to why; but list them below – with added reference to the first hit on Rajiv on 30th April 1987 when a Sinhala nationalist seaman from Ratgama attempted to assail him for imposing what is known as the “Indo-Lanka Pact” on Sri Lanka in a conscious move to assist the Tamil liberation movement. Wijemuni De Silva’s blow in fact hit Rajiv’s shoulder in a glancing blow because of the Prime Minister’s quick reaction. It could have been fatal (see “Clobbering …….…,” at https://thuppahis.com/2019/08/08/clobbering-rajiv-gandhi-as-chastisement-in-1987-a-guti-dheema/).
Kaarthikeyen’s book on his excellent investigation is a must-read on the topic.
Annadoure, courtesy of the Sri Lanka Guardian and Times Now TV …. …………. SEE http://www.srilankaguardian.org/2012/01/inside-story-rajiv-gandhi-assassination.htmlfor Part I et seq AND http://transcurrents.com/tc/2010/01/killing_rajiv_gandhi_dhanus_sa.htmlf
Michael Roberts: “Killing Rajiv Gandhi: Dhanu’s sacrificial metamorphosis in death? n South Asian History and Culture, Vol. 1, Number 1 … http://www.informaworld.com/rsac