Famous Birthdays, Indira Gandhi!

Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi was born November 19, 1917. She served as the third Prime Minister of India for three consecutive terms from 1966 to 1977 and a fourth term from 1980 to 1984. She was the second female head of government in the world after Sirimavo Bandaranaike of Sri Lanka, and remains as the world’s second longest serving female Prime Minister as of 2012. She was the first woman to become prime minister in India.

She was the only child of Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of independent India. She adhered to the quasi-socialist policies of industrial development that had been started by her father.

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