Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi was born on 19th November 1917. She was an Indian politician and a central figure of the Indian National Congress.
She was the first and, to date, only female Prime Minister of India.
Indira Gandhi was the daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru, the First Prime Minister of India.
In 1942 she married Feroze Gandhi, a fellow member of the party.
She is the second longest-serving Indian prime minister after her father.
She went to war with Pakistan in support of the independence movement and war of independence in East Pakistan.
Gandhi is remembered for her ability to effectively promote Indian foreign policy measures.
In 1999, Indira Gandhi was named "Woman of the Millennium" in an online poll organised by the BBC.
Gandhi was assassinated on October 31, 1984
In 2020 Gandhi was named by the Time magazine among world's 100 powerful women who defined the last century.