What the future holds
As Congress MP Rahul Gandhi turns 40 today, astrologers predict the Gandhi scion has a bright future in store. “Rahul Gandhi stands a great chance of becoming the Prime Minister of this country after 23.04.2014,” predicts astrologer PK Bhanot.
“He will become the PM of India as his destiny number is the same as his father Rajiv Gandhi. But he must always ensure not to neglect his security,” says numerologist Master Lok Deepak Bakshi. “His numerical chart numbers are conducive to a loving relationship that may have already started since 2005-06. It’s just a matter of time before he ties the knot.”
“Rahul should definitely get married by June 2011,” says astrologer Vikam Mehta.
Rahul Gandhi was delivered on June 19, 1970 at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Rajinder Nagar, by Dr SK Bhandari. The same doctor also later delivered his sister Priyanka Gandhi’s children.
Rahul spent his growing years at 1, Safdarjung Road.
Rahul attended Modern School, Barakhamba Road, as a child.
Rahul went to Doon School, Dehradun, where Jyotiraditya Scindia was his Jaipur House roommate. Rahul’s father, Rajiv Gandhi, was also a Doon alumnus.
As a student at St Stephen’s College, he was fond of eating anday ki bhujiya in the canteen.
Rahul cheerfully submitted to ragging by his college seniors.
He felt embarrassed by his personal security during his college days in St Stephen’s.
He studied economics at Harvard University, US, in 1990.
He received an M.Phil. in Development Economics in 1995 from Trinity College, Cambridge.
While working with management guru Michael Porter’s consulting firm, Rahul used an assumed name, Raul Vinci.
Rahul has worked as a financial consultant in London.
Rahul’s first foreign trip as an MP was in 2005, with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to Kabul, Afghanistan.
The same year, Rahul moved from his mother’s house at 10, Janpath to 12, Tughlaq Lane.
After being appointed as Congress’s general secretary in 2007, he made his first speech in Talkatora Stadium.
According to his asset declaration filed during the last general elections, Rahul is part owner of Indira Gandhi Farm House at village Sultanpur in Mehrauli.
Rahul also owns two stores in Saket’s MGF Metropolitan mall.
In his Lok Sabha bio, Rahul’s profession is described as farmer and strategy consultant.
Rahul enjoys playing chess.
He is well versed in Hindi, English, Italian and can also speak a bit of Spanish.
Rahul can often be spotted jogging in Lodhi Garden.
Rahul loves go-karting and scuba diving.
He has said that his idol in politics is Mahatma Gandhi.
Rahul’s Facebook fanpage has 62,317 members.
Rahul is good friends with actor Shah Rukh Khan
Rahul’s favourite drink is meethi lassi.
Rahul made a surprise visit to Karachi in 2004, to cheer for the Indian team in their cricket match against Pakistan.
Rahul is a member of India Habitat Center.
In a 2009 poll by a matrimonial website, Rahul emerged as India’s most eligible bachelor.
Rahul is good at rifle shooting. He used to train at a shooting range in the Aravalli ranges.
In 2009, Yahoo ranked Rahul as India’s top newsmaker.
He has a valid pilot’s license.
His favourite dishes are chicken consommé, kebabs and biryani.
Rahul stands 5’7” tall.
He likes hanging out in Khan Market.
He goes to the gym at amatra spa at the Ashok hotel.
He’s been spotted on racing bikes in Gurgaon.
Actress Kareena Kapoor has been quoted as saying that she would want to date Rahul.
He is fond of Japanese films.
Rahul is not on Twitter.
If you Google ‘Rahul Gandhi’, you get 14,90,000 results.
Source: Compilation based on published articles in magazines and websites.