Rajinder Kumar Dhawan
is a senior leader of Bihar Indian National Congress
and a member of Rajya Sabha
A former personal secretary and confidante to Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi
, Dhawan was a witness to Indira Gandhi assassination
in 1984. As personal assistant to the Prime Minister, he attained unparalleled power and influence particularly during India's Emergency
. As the "door keeper" to the Prime Minister, he was well positioned to control information and access and proved himself instrumental in civil service appointments.
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Sanjoy Hazarika; India released stinging report on Gandhi’s Death. New York Times
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Hewitt B: A swirl of suspicion. Newsweek
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Barbara Crossette; Gandhi, His Luster Dimmed after 4 years, Faces Uncertain Political Future. New York Times
, Apr. 22, 1989.