A. G. Perarivalan Biography:- A. G. Perarivalan was a death convict in the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi, the former Prime Minister Of India who was killed in a suicide bomb killing on 21st May 1991. He was later on in life imprisonment along with Murugan and Santhan, the other two convicts of the same case in Tamil Nadu’s Vellore Central Prison for over three decades.
On 18th May 2022, he was released from his three-decades-long life imprisonment by the Supreme Court of India.
A. G. Perarivalan’s Age & Parents
A. G. Perarivalan was born on 30th July 1971 in Jolarpettai, Tirupattur District, Tamil Nadu to Gnanasekaran alias Kuyildasan and Arputham Ammal. He is 51 years old as of 2022.
His father was a Tamil teacher at a government school in Jolarpet and his mother is a homemaker. He also has a sister.
A. G. Perarivalan’s Wife
A. G. Perarivalan is not married. He was only 19 and was still studying when he got arrested.
A. G. Perarivalan Role in Rajiv Gandhi’s Assassination & Arrest
A. G. Perarivalan, who was only 19 years old at that time, was arrested on 11th June 1991 for allegedly participating in Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination.
He was charged with conspiracy under IPC 120-B and murder under IPC 302 for bringing and supplying two 9-volt battery cells that were used to detonate the bomb that killed Rajiv Gandhi.
His death penalty was commuted to life imprisonment on 18th February 2014 after the Supreme Court verdict.
He was granted one-month parole for the first time since his arrest, in August 2017 to spend time with his ailing father. It was further extended to another month.
He was again granted parole in November 2019, to attend his sister’s wedding.
Perarivalan was released on 15 March 2022 after bail was granted by the Supreme Court.
A. G. Perarivalan’s Release from Life Imprisonment
On 18th May 2022, the Supreme Court Wednesday invoked Article 142 of the Constitution, which grants it extraordinary powers for “doing complete justice in any cause or matter pending before it” and released Peravivalan from his life imprisonment. His prolonged period of incarceration was taken into consideration to set him free.
The Supreme Court’s verdict was highly condemned by the Congress Party, calling it deeply painful and disappointed.
A. G. Perarivalan’s Book
A. G. Perarivalan’s journey was penned and complied in a book called “An Appeal From The Death Row (Rajiv Murder Case-The Truth Speaks) by Perarivalan.
The book narrates the life of Perarivalan inside the prison as a death row convict and his letters and appeals for justice.
The book was released by the Communist Party of India’s General Secretary, A B Bardhan, and is available in Hindi, English, and Tamil.
A. G. Perarivalan’s Educational Qualification
A. G. Perarivalan did a diploma in Electronics and Communication Engineering at the time of his arrest.
He finished his Bachelor of Computer Applications(BCA) and Master of Computer Applications(MCA) degrees through the Indira Gandhi National Open University(IGNOU) while still in prison.
In 2013, he was awarded a gold medal for securing the highest position in a diploma course examination conducted by the Tamil Nadu Open University.
A. G. Perarivalan’s Height and Weight
A. G. Perarivalan’s height is approx. 5’11”. His eyes are black in color and his hair is black in color.
Frequently Asked Questions About A. G. Perarivalan:
Q.1 Who is A. G. Perarivalan?
Ans: A. G. Perarivalan was a death convict in the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi, the former Prime Minister Of India who was killed in a suicide bomb killing on 21st May 1991.
Q.2 What is A. G. Perarivalan’s wife’s name?
Ans: A. G. Perarivalan is still unmarried.
Q.3 When was A. G. Perarivalan released from jail?
Ans: A. G. Perarivalan was released on 18th May 2022.
Q.4 What is A. G. Perarivalan’s age?
Ans: A. G. Perarivalan’s age is 51 years as of 2022.