Indira Gandhi dedicated her life to the betterment of this country and its people. Today on her death anniversary, let's have a look back at some important events of her life.

1. Born to Jawaharlal Nehru and Kamla Nehru, she was originally named as Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi.

2. Indira did schooling under Rabindranath Tagore's guidance at Shantiniketan. She later went to Oxford University for her further studies.

3. Even as a child, Indira Gandhi contributed towards the independence of the nation. She along with her friends formed a group named as 'monkey brigade' which spied on police and distributed flags.

4. Indira drew closer to Mahatma Gandhi. In her childhood days, she would visit Gandhi very often in prison and sit by his side.

5. Indira decided not to marry her entire life until she met Feroz Khan who later changed his name to Feroz Gandhi. Her father Jawaharlal Nehru was strongly against her choice of husband, but she bravely faced all the opposition to marry Feroz Gandhi. The couple got married in March 1942.

6. In 1942 itself, Gandhi along with her husband got imprisoned for thirteen months for their role in the Nationalist political demonstrations against British Rule. During her term of imprisonment, Indira taught reading and writing to prisoners.

7. Indira Gandhi was elected Congress president in 1959 when her father. After the death of Jawaharlal Nehru in 1964, Indira was elected to Rajya Sabha. Later, she joined Lal Bahadur Shastri Cabinet as the Information and Broadcasting Minister. In 1977, she became the Prime Minister of the country.

8. Operation Blue Star changed her life completely as two of her Sikh bodyguards, who were deeply hurt by the insult heaped upon the Sikh nation, assassinated her.


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