Thursday, August 19, 2004

Who is the AIIMS flyover in New Delhi named after?

Take a guess guys...who else but the late Rajiv Gandhi! And, we already have the following Rajiv Gandhi place/institutes/buildings in Delhi:
  • Rajiv Chowk, erstwhile Connaught Place. Thanks to Mani Shankar Aiyer for this.
  • Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Hospital & Research Institute in Rohini, north Delhi
  • Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan that houses the Ministry of Civil Aviation
Do we need one more?

Question to ponder: Wouldn't it have been better to honour a medicine man or woman while naming the AIIMS flyover? I mean, with all due respect to Rajiv Gandhi and his family, can't we look beyond these people and recognise the contribution of "lesser" citizens of the city?


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