Take a look at some rare, unseen photos of Indira Gandhi on her birth anniversary

Updated: Nov 19, 2019, 15:17
  • Take a look at some rare, unseen photos of Indira Gandhi on her birth anniversary

    Indira Gandhi, the first woman prime minister of the country, was assassinated on October 31 by two of her Sikh bodyguards at her residence. Even though she is hailed as a tall leader and a strong trailblazer for women leaders all over the world, she has suffered equal amount of criticism for some of her policies.

    In photo: A young Indira Gandhi with the father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi. 

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    Indira Gandhi is remembered for her path-breaking reforms such as the Green Revolution for the farmers, nationalisation of banks, industries textiles along with abolishing privileges enjoyed by princely states.

    In photo: Indira Gandhi with her sons Sanjay (left) and Rajiv Gandhi.

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    Today is Indira Gandhi's 102 birth anniversary. Gandhi was the prime minister between 1966 and 1977 and later between 1980 and 1984. She was born on this day in 1917 in Allahabad.

     

    Indira Gandhi with the newly-weds Rajiv and Sonia Gandhi.

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    On Tuesday, former president Pranab Mukherjee, ex-vice president Hamid Ansari, Congress leaders, MPs and party workers paid floral tributes to the former prime minister at Shakti Sthal, her memorial.

    In photo: Indira Gandhi seen as a doting grandmother.

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    "On her birth anniversary we pay homage to India's first female Prime Minister, the Late Smt Indira Gandhi. Her will and determination led our country to great heights," the Congress said in a tweet from its official Twitter handle.

    In photo: Indira Gandhi with her grandson.

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    (Foreground) Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi, (Seated left to right) Sanjay Gandhi, Indira Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi, (Standing) Rajiv and Maneka Gandhi

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    In this rare photo, Indira Gandhi is seen with with Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, former prime minister of Pakistan.

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    Indira Gandhi along with Britain's Prince Charles, who was on a three-day visit to India recently to celebrate his 71st birthday with school children at the iconic Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai.

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    The flower-draped body of Indira Gandhi after she was assassinated by two of her Sikh bodyguards at her residence.

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    A young Rahul Gandhi (front) and Rajiv Gandhi carrying Indira Gandhi's body.

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    Indira Gandhi's family watches the pyre of the late Prime Minister during the cremation ceremony on November 3, 1984.

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On the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, we bring you some rare photos of India's first and only female Prime Minister. Take a look. (All photos from MiD-DAY archive)