Indira Gandhi

Indira Gandhi
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Personal details
Born
Indira Priyadarshini Nehru

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Allahabad, United Provinces, British India
Died31 October 1984(1984-10-31) (aged 66)
New Delhi, Delhi, India
Political partyIndian National Congress
Spouse(s)Feroze Gandhi
RelationsJawaharlal Nehru (father)
Kamala Nehru (mother)
ChildrenRajiv
Sanjay
Alma materSomerville College, Oxford

Indira Gandhi (19 November 1917 – 31 October 1984) was an Indian politician. She was Prime Minister of India from 1966 to 1977 and from 1980 to 1984. She was the daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru, who was also Prime Minister of India. Her son, Rajiv Gandhi, later became Prime Minister of India. She married Feroze Gandhi, who was not related to the civil rights leader, Mahatma Gandhi.

Indira Gandhi was the first woman prime minister of India. Gandhi was assassinated in 1984 at the age of 66. In 1938, Indira joined the Indian National Congress Party. After the death of Lal Bahadur Shastri in 1966, Indira Gandhi served as prime minister until India held the next election. She won that election in 1967 and became one of the first women elected to lead a democracy.

Indira Gandhi was Prime Minister of India twice. She served the first time between 1966 and 1977 and the second time between 1980 and 1984.[1] She also studied at the University of Oxford.

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