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.
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