The First Female Prime Minister

A lot of people didn't know that Indira Gandhi's goes by the complete name of Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi. She was the first female prime minister of the Nation. The second most important fact anyone who had gone through Indira Gandhi Biography is that she was the daughter of Jawahar Lal Nehru. She was born on 19 November 1917 in Allahabad and died on 31st October 1984 in New Delhi. She was a renowned politician who served this nation as a Prime Minister for 3 consecutive terms. Her assassination in the year 1984 resulted in early termination of her 4th consecutive term as the Prime Minister of the Nation.

Revolutionary from Birth

Indira Gandhi biography states the facts at many instances of her life that she was involved in India's independence and development at a very little age and her endless efforts have laid the foundation to a strong nation.

Early Life And Rise To Prominence

Indira Nehru was the single offspring of Jawaharlal Nehru, who was one of the prominent personnel in India's battle to accomplish freedom from Britain. He was the first Prime Minister of independent India. He served the country as a Prime Minister from 1947 to 1964. Indira's granddad Motilal Nehru was one of the fire starters of the independence movement and was a nearby associate of Mohandas ("Mahatma") Gandhi. She went to Visva-Bharati University in Shantiniketan (now in Bolpur, West Bengal state) and after that the University of Oxford in England for one year each. In the year 1938, she became an active member of the Congress Party.

Marriage and Children

In 1942 she wedded Feroze Gandhi (passed on 1960), a fello member from the Congress. They had two boys, Sanjay and Rajiv. Their marriage have faced several ups and downs. The sad demise of Indira's mother in the mid-1930 made Indira to act as her dad's fortress and accompany her with his tours and meetings.

Beginning of Governance

The Congress Party came to control when her dad took office in 1947, and Indira Gandhi turned into an active member of its working panel in 1955. In 1959 she was chosen for a greatly privileged post of party president. She was crowned a member from the Rajya Sabha (upper assembly of the Indian parliament) in 1964, and that year Lal Bahadur Shastri, the successor of Prime Minister post after Jawahar Lal Nehru, assigned her the designation of minister of information and broadcasting in his government.

First Period As Prime Minister

On Shastri's sudden demise in January 1966, Indira Gandhi was named pioneer of the Congress Party—and in this manner additionally ended up PM—in a compromise between the Congress right and left wings.

Indira Gandhi biography states that she had undergone some challenges from the right wing of the party which was led by former finance minister Morarji Desai. She won a seat in the 1967 elections to the Lok Sabha (lower assembly of the Indian parliament), yet the Congress Party acquired a little majority only which in turn resulted to accept Morarji Desai as the deputy Prime Minister.

Birth of Bangladesh

She swiftly acted in late 1971 in the conflict of east Pakistan (currently known as Bangladesh) and her decision led to a swift and decisive victory over Pakistan resulting in development of Bangladesh. In the wake of 1969, tension increased among the party itself resulting into her termination form the party by Mr. Desai and other senior members of the reform.  Unaffected from this, she constituted a new party and won with a huge difference from conservative parties in 1971 Lok Sabha Election.

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