Indira Gandhi. "Even if I died in the service of the nation, I would be proud of it. Every drop of my blood... will contribute to the growth of this nation and to make it strong and dynamic."

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Indira Gandhi. "Even if I died in the service of the nation, I would be proud of it. Every drop of my blood... will contribute to the growth of this nation and to make it strong and dynamic."

Indira Gandhi    “Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave”    The charismatic former prime minister of India for a total of 15 years, Gandhi paved the way for democracy in India until her assassination in 1984.

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Indira Gandhi “Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave” The charismatic former prime minister of India for a total of 15 years, Gandhi paved the way for democracy in India until her assassination in 1984.

Indira Gandhi (1917-1984) She was the nation's daughter, brought up under the close watch of both her father Jawaharlal Nehru, who was India's first Prime Minister after decades of British rule, and her country. When Indira Gandhi (no relation to Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi) was elected Prime Minister in 1966, a TIME cover line read, "Troubled India in a Woman's Hands." Those steady hands went on to steer India, not without controversy, for much of the next two decades through recession…

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Indira Gandhi (1917-1984) She was the nation's daughter, brought up under the close watch of both her father Jawaharlal Nehru, who was India's first Prime Minister after decades of British rule, and her country. When Indira Gandhi (no relation to Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi) was elected Prime Minister in 1966, a TIME cover line read, "Troubled India in a Woman's Hands." Those steady hands went on to steer India, not without controversy, for much of the next two decades through recession…

Photograph of Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi by Marcel Sternberger, New York, 1949

Photograph of Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi by Marcel Sternberger, New York, 1949

anuary 1, 1966: Former prime minister Indira Gandhi with her sons Rajiv and Sanjay Gandhi in Paris.

anuary 1, 1966: Former prime minister Indira Gandhi with her sons Rajiv and Sanjay Gandhi in Paris.

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