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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. "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.

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…

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…

Indira Gandhi y Fidel Castro. Tres momentos. India, Nueva Delhi. 7ª Conferencia de Países No Alineados. 1983. Autor Raghu Rai. © Raghu Rai/Magnum Photos

Indira Gandhi y Fidel Castro. Tres momentos. India, Nueva Delhi. 7ª Conferencia de Países No Alineados. 1983. Autor Raghu Rai. © Raghu Rai/Magnum Photos

I don't like her in so many ways....But I know she was an Iron willed lady,just because I respect her....

I don't like her in so many ways....But I know she was an Iron willed lady,just because I respect her....

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.

Indira Gandhi with her son Rajiv, daughter-in-law Sonia, grand-children Priyanka 11 yrs old, and Rahul 13 yrs old and her Afghan dog Pippa.

Indira Gandhi with her son Rajiv, daughter-in-law Sonia, grand-children Priyanka 11 yrs old, and Rahul 13 yrs old and her Afghan dog Pippa.