25 Unseen Photographs Of Indira Gandhi That Will Give You A Glimpse Into Her Life

The first and only lady Prime Minister of India.

25 Unseen Photographs Of Indira Gandhi That Will Give You A Glimpse Into Her Life
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"If I die a violent death, as some fear and a few are plotting, I know that the violence will be in the thought and the action of the assassins, not in my dying." - Indira Gandhi

The first and, to date, the only female Prime Minister India has seen, Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi was and still is among one of the most inspirational women of the country. A lady who had a lonely childhood, because her father was busy in political activities, became the second longest-serving Indian Prime Minister after her father. She married the man of her dreams, lived a good life with him and even took several responsibilities after his demise. 

Indira was a really strong and inspirational woman, who took various difficult political decisions while she was serving as the minister. Here are some unseen photographs of her:

Young Indira Nehru 

Young Indira Nehru 

India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru's only child, Indira was born as Indira Nehru on November 19, 1917.

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Indira at the University of Oxford in Britain 

Indira at the University of Oxford in Britain 
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She was awarded honorary doctoral degree by a host of universities globally. She even received the citation of distinction from the Columbia University for her impressive academic background.

Smt. Indira Gandhi was actively involved in the freedom struggle.

Smt. Indira Gandhi was actively involved in the freedom struggle.

She was very young when she founded the 'Bal Charkha Sangh.' In 1930, she formed the 'Vanar Sena' of children, that was asked to help the Congress at the time of the Non-Cooperation Movement. 

She was imprisoned in September 1942

She was imprisoned in September 1942
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She served in the war-affected areas of Delhi in 1947 under the guidance of Mahatma Gandhi. 

She tied the knot with Feroze Gandhi on March 26, 1942

She tied the knot with Feroze Gandhi on March 26, 1942
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The couple had two sons, Rajiv Gandhi and Sanjay Gandhi. 

In 1958, she was selected as a Member of Central Parliamentary Board of Congress 

In 1958, she was selected as a Member of Central Parliamentary Board of Congress 
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Later, she became the President of Indian National Congress in 1959 and served till 1960, and then again took the position in January 1978.

She had many achievements to her credit

She had many achievements to her credit
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She received the Bharat Ratna (1972), Mexican Academy Award for Liberation of Bangladesh (1972), 2nd Annual Medal, FAO (1973) and Sahitya Vachaspati (Hindi) by Nagari Pracharini Sabha (1976).

In 1971, she was the most admired person in the world

In 1971, she was the most admired person in the world
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For two continuous years, 1967 and 1968, she was the Woman Most Admired by the French Institute of Public Opinion.

She was also a good writer

She was also a good writer
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Her most popular publications include, 'The Years of Challenge' (1966-69), 'The Years of Endeavour' (1969-72), 'India' (London) in 1975; 'Inde' (Lausanne) in 1979 and numerous other collections of speeches and writings. 

She had been the Minister for Information and Broadcasting (1964-1966)

She had been the Minister for Information and Broadcasting (1964-1966)
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Later, she took the power in her hands as the Prime Minister of India and served the nation from January 1966 to March 1977.

Indira Gandhi was assassinated on October 31, 1984

Indira Gandhi was assassinated on October 31, 1984
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On October 31, 1984, two of Gandhi's bodyguards, Satwant Singh and Beant Singh, shot her with their duty weapons in her own backyard. 

30 bullet wounds were sustained by Indira Gandhi

30 bullet wounds were sustained by Indira Gandhi
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She was then brought to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) where doctors operated on her. It was stated that 30 bullet wounds were sustained by Indira Gandhi. The attackers fired 31 bullets, out of which 30 hit her, 23 passed through her body while 7 were confined in her body.

Now, how about we see some of her unseen pictures that will give you a glimpse into her life

Now, how about we see some of her unseen pictures that will give you a glimpse into her life
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An undated photo of Indira Gandhi visiting the Talkatora Gardens in New Delhi. 

 Indira Gandhi and Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

 Indira Gandhi and Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

Then Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi met the then Pakistani President Zulfikar Ali Bhutto in Shimla.

Zhou Enlai with Indira Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru 

Zhou Enlai with Indira Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru 
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Zhou Enlai, one of the leaders of the Chinese Communist Party, met Indira Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru during the latter's state visit to China in 1954.

Indira Gandhi celebrating her victory after 1959 elections

Indira Gandhi celebrating her victory after 1959 elections
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At this point, she was elected as the President of the Congress Party of India.

Indira Gandhi during re-election

Indira Gandhi during re-election
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She was connected with various organisations and institutions.

Indira Gandhi with Mother Teresa

Indira Gandhi with Mother Teresa
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Indira Gandhi with Roman Catholic nun Mother Teresa in New Delhi on 18 November 1972.

India Gandhi and Pierre Trudeau

India Gandhi and Pierre Trudeau
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Indira Gandhi with former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau in New Delhi.

Indira Gandhi and Morarji Desai 

Indira Gandhi and Morarji Desai 
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Indira Gandhi and Morarji Desai greeting each other.

Indira Gandhi with her son Rajiv Gandhi 

Indira Gandhi with her son Rajiv Gandhi 
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Indira Gandhi with her son Rajiv Gandhi at a Congress Party meeting in New Delhi in 1984.

Indira Gandhi with Lyndon B Johnson 

Indira Gandhi with Lyndon B Johnson 
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Indira Gandhi with American president Lyndon B. Johnson at the gala dinner organised at the White House in Washington.

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru with his daughter Indira Gandhi 

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru with his daughter Indira Gandhi 
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Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru in conversation with his daughter Indira Gandhi during his official Paris visit. 

Indira Gandhi has traveled to various nations

Indira Gandhi has traveled to various nations
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Indira Gandhi is still known for her power to effectively promote Indian foreign policy decisions.

During Jawaharlal Nehru's last moments

During Jawaharlal Nehru's last moments
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Indira Gandhi paying last respects to her father Jawaharlal Nehru. 

Facts Source: PM India

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