Indira Gandhi death anniversary: Rare, unseen photos of 'Iron Lady of India'

Updated: 31 October, 2020 07:32 IST
  • Indira Gandhi

    On this day in October 1984, Indira Gandhi, the first woman Prime Minister of the country was assassinated by two of her Sikh bodyguards at her residence. On her 36th death anniversary, here are some rare pictures of the 'Iron Lady of India'!

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

    1/11
  • Indira Gandhi

    Although Indira Gandhi is hailed as a tall leader and a strong trailblazer for women leaders all over the world, she has suffered an equal amount of criticism for some of her policies.

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

    2/11
  • Indira Gandhi

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

    3/11
  • Indira Gandhi

    In picture: Indira Gandhi can be seen as a doting grandmother.

    4/11
  • Indira Gandhi

    Indira Gandhi was the Prime Minister of India between 1966 and 1977 and later between 1980 and 1984. She was born on November 19, 1917, in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh.

    In photo: Indira Gandhi with her grandson.

    5/11
  • Indira Gandhi

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

    6/11
  • Indira Gandhi

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

    7/11
  • Indira Gandhi

    Indira Gandhi along with Britain's Prince Charles.

    8/11
  • Indira Gandhi

    The flower-draped body of Indira Gandhi after she was assassinated.

    9/11
  • Indira Gandhi

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

    10/11
  • Indira Gandhi

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

    11/11
  • loading...

About The Gallery

On the death anniversary of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, take a look at some rare photos of India's first and only female Prime Minister, who was also called the 'Iron Lady of India'. (All photos from MiD-DAY archive)

First Published: 19 November, 2018 07:55 IST