Rajiv Gandhi was reluctant to enter politics. He was accustomed to a 'high flying' routine as he used to fly aeroplanes in the lofty skies as a pilot. But by quirk of fate he was compelled to occupy the 'cockpit' of Indian politics and steer the destiny of India, where he could reach still higher realms of eminence. Through his dedication and sincerity he hoisted India on the path of progress. He attained the pinnacles of glory in the service of his motherland and brought rare honour and fame to the country. He used to say that he always cherished a dream which he wanted all Indians to cherish with him to make India a land of prosperity and excellence through the dedicated and selfless work of each Indian, in every aspect of life and profession.