25 years after she was assassinated by her security guards on 31st October 1984, DUB brings to you a special fact file of the life of the daughter of India, the Iron Lady- Indira Gandhi.
19 Nov 1917- Born to Kamala and Jawaharlal Nehru
1941- Returns from Somerville College, Oxford University
1950- Serves her father unofficially as a personal assistant during his tenure as the first Prime Minister of India.
1966 – Becomes Prime Minister after Shahstri’s death for 3 consecutive terms
1971-72 Overwhelming electoral victories
1971- India defeats Pakistan and helps Bangladesh achieve independence.
June, 1975- Indira Gandhi found guilty of illegal practices during the 1971 campaign. She refuses to resign and declares a state of emergency.
1977 – Her faction, New Congress loses the parliamentary elections. She loses her seat.
1980 – Wins the elections, back to power as PM
June 1984 – Orders Operation Blue Star in the golden Temple in response to Sikh separatists
1984- Wins the Lenin Peace Prize Award
31 Oct 1984- Assassinated by Sikh security guards; her death followed by massive riots in and around Delhi