Short Biography of 'Indira Gandhi' (210 Words)

Saturday, July 26, 2014

'Indira Gandhi' was born on 19th November, 1917 in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India. Her full name was 'Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi'. She was the only child of Jawaharlal Nehru and Kamla Nehru. Her father, Jawaharlal Nehru led India's political struggle for independence from British rule, and became the first Prime Minister of India.

Indira Gandhi was mostly taught at home. She also studied at 'Vishwa Bharti' in Shantiniketan. She took active part in the freedom struggle of India. She became the President of the Congress party. In May 1964, Indira Gandhi became minister of information and broadcasting in Lal Bahadur Shastri's government.

Indira Gandhi became the third Prime Minister of India. She became Prime Minister after the death of Sri Lai Bahadur Shastri. She served from 1966 to 1977. She was married to Sri Feroz Gandhi and had two sons- Rajiv and Sanjay.She was assassinated on 31st October, 1984.

Indira Gandhi was the first lady Prime Minister of India. During her Prime Minister ship, India won the war against Pakistan in 1971. In 1962, during the Chinese-Indian border war, she coordinated civil defense activities. She was a great social worker and had introduced several schemes for the country. Indira Gandhi was a true patriot and will always be remembered as a bold Prime Minister of India. 


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