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Shinzo Abe shot dead: A look at other public figures who were assassinated

Shinzo Abe, Japan's longest serving prime minister, died on July 8 after being shot at an election event.

July 09, 2022 / 04:58 PM IST
John F. Kennedy, the 35th US President, was assassinated in Dallas in 1963.
John F. Kennedy, the 35th US President, was assassinated in Dallas in 1963.
On the evening of April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth, a famous actor and Confederate sympathizer, assassinated President Abraham Lincoln
President Abraham Lincoln, who led his country through civil war and abolished slavery, was assassinated in 1865 by a Confederate sympathiser.
Mahatma Gandhi (Image via Wikimedia Commons)
Mahatma Gandhi was shot dead by Nathuram Godse in 1948. (Image via Wikimedia Commons)
Indira Gandhi
India's first and only woman prime minister to date, Indira Gandhi, was shot dead by her Sikh bodyguards in the aftermath of Operation Bluestar in 1984.
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Her son Rajiv Gandhi, who became prime minister after her death, was killed in a suicide bombing in Tamil Nadu in 1991. His assassin, Thenmozhi Rajaratnam, was associated with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto addresses a public rally in Attock in Punjab province on September 2nd - PBEAHUNJYAC
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was assassinated in Rawalpindi, Pakistan in 2007.
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the founding father of Bangladesh, was assassinated in a coup in 1975.
(nobel committee). American activist Martin Luther King Jr
American activist Martin Luther King Jr, an icon of the civil rights movement, was killed in 1968.
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first published: Jul 8, 2022 03:26 pm
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