FACT FILE- INDIRA PRIYADARSHINI GANDHI

Indira Gandhi25 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



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