Indira Gandhi

Indira Gandhi Biography

Posted by | Vishnu Das on | November 20, 2023

Date of Birth

19 / November / 1917


107 Years


Former Indian Politician

Indira Gandhi was an Indian politician and was the sole female Prime Minister in the nation. Born in the infamous Nehru family and perhaps fated to have a distinguished political career. She was the Prime Minister from 1966 until 1977, and then from 1980 until her assassination in 1984.

Indira Gandhi’s Age, Family, Husband, Caste, Biography & More

As the Prime of the Cabinet, Indira was known for the centralization of power as well as political recklessness. The political life of Indira was filled with controversy as well as accusations of corruption, highhandedness, and nepotism. She imposed a state of emergency in India from 1975 until 1977.

In addition, she was criticized for conducting an operation known as Operation Blue Star in Punjab that was later a script for her assassination on the 31st of October, 1984. Indira Gandhi left an indelible legacy of political power and her family was an extremely well-known political figure in India.

Family Life, & Marriage

After 1941, despite her father’s protests, she got married to Feroze Gandhi. In 1944 Indira was the mother of Rajiv Gandhi, who was followed shortly thereafter by Sanjay Gandhi.

In the Parliamentary Elections, Indira Gandhi handled her husband’s campaign, Feroze, who was running for the district of Rae Bareli, Uttar Pradesh. After being elected as an MLA, Feroze opted to live in a separate residence in Delhi.

Jawaharlal Nehru Indira Gandhi Father

Jawaharlal Nehru Indira Gandhi Father

Kamala Nehru Indira Gandhi Mother

Kamala Nehru Indira Gandhi Mother

Feroze Gandhi Indira Gandhi Husband

Feroze Gandhi Indira Gandhi’s Husband

Rajiv Gandhi Indira Gandhi Son

Rajiv Gandhi Indira Gandhi Son

Sanjay Gandhi Indira Gandhi Son

Sanjay Gandhi Indira Gandhi Son

Childhood and Early Life

She was born Indira Nehru on the 19th of November 1917 in Allahabad with her parents Kamala as well as Jawaharlal Nehru. Indira’s father Jawaharlal was an educated lawyer who was a prominent participant in Indira Gandhi’s Indian Independence Movement. She completed her Metric at Pune University and went to Shantiniketan in West Bengal.

She then studied in Switzerland as well as at Oxford University in London. Indira was then allowed to stay for a short time in Switzerland with her mother who was ill. In 1936, following the death of her mother Kamala Nehru succumbed to tuberculosis after which she was sent back to India. In the year of her loss of life, Jawaharlal Nehru was still in Indian prisons.

Check more details on Wikipedia

Political Change

Gandhi joined the working committee of the Congress Party in 1955. Four years later, she was elected as the party’s president. After the loss of her father’s life in the year 1964, she was elected to the Rajya Sabha, the upper level of the Indian parliament, and appointed the minister for information and radio. If her father’s successor Lal Bahadur Shastri, died abruptly in the year 1966 she was promoted to the post of prime minister.

Indira Gandhi Age

Age at death: 66 years old.

What did Indira Gandhi do for her Country?

Gandhi’s greatest accomplishment following the 1971 elections was in December 1971, with India’s decisive victory against Pakistan during the Indo-Pakistani War that occurred in the latter 2 weeks of the Bangladesh Liberation War, which led to the establishment of an independent Bangladesh.

Indira Gandhi’s Final Words

She told me”I am here today and I might not be there tomorrow. It is unknown how many times attempts have been made to kill me. do not care if my life or death. I’ve lived a long time and am proud to have spent all my life serving my fellow citizens.

Also check: Vasundhara Raje Biography

Body Measurements Not Yet Update
Birth Place Allahabad United Provinces British India
Children Sons: Rajiv Gandhi, Sanjay Gandhi
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Salt & Pepper
Height In CM 163 CM
Height In Meter 1.63 M
Nationality Indian
Parents Father: Jawaharlal Nehru
Mother: Kamala Nehru
Profession Former Indian Politician
Siblings Not Yet Update
Spous Feroze Gandhi
Weight 62 Kg
137 Lbs
Zodiac Sign Scorpio


If you have any question, please write below.

Enter your comment!

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *