Who is Indira Gandhi?

Indira Gandhi

Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi (Indirā Priyadarśinī Gāndhī listen, née Nehru; 19 November 1917 – 31 October 1984) was an politician who served as the third Prime Minister of India for three consecutive terms (1966–77) and a fourth term (1980–84). Gandhi was the second female head of government in the world after Sirimavo Bandaranaike of Sri Lanka, and she remains as the world's second longest serving female Prime Minister as of 2012. She was the first woman to become prime minister in India.

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Indira Gandhi - Legacy
... Indira Gandhi is associated with fostering a culture of nepotism in Indian politics and in India's institutions ... The Indira Awaas Yojana, a central government low-cost housing programme for the rural poor, is named after her ... The international airport at New Delhi is named Indira Gandhi International Airport in her honour ...
Shripad Amrit Dange - The CPI and The Emergency
... A state of emergency declared by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, in June 1975, by invoking Article 352 of the Constitution of India, and it lasted for 21 months ... Indira Gandhi took this extreme step due to a host of reasons ... Gandhi was guilty on the charge of misuse of government machinery for her election campaign ...
Sikh Religious Extremism - Operation Blue Star
... held with Bhindranwale and his supporters, following which Indira Gandhi ordered the Indian Army to storm the temple complex ... The opponents of Indira Gandhi also criticized the operation for unnecessary use of force ... The pro-Khalistan activists have alleged that the Indira Gandhi government had been preparing for an attack on their shrine for over a year ...
Sikh Religious Extremism
... April 1980, he held a meeting with the Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi before declaring the formation of "National Council of Khalistan", at Anandpur Sahib ... Longowal as a political stunt by the Congress(I) party of Indira Gandhi ... The Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated by her two Sikh bodyguards in retaliation ...
Bhishma Narain Singh - Life Sketch
... Indira Gandhi ... Indira Gandhi’s Government ... Indira Gandhi’s Prime Ministership ...

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    You must learn to be still in the midst of activity and to be vibrantly alive in repose.
    Indira Gandhi (1917–1984)

    A man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom of the world. It was a perfect act.
    —Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869–1948)