KidsPress Magazine
  • logo

Here is an amazing collection of interesting political facts about Indira Gandhi, the first female prime minister of India.

  • Indira Gandhi was born on November 19, 1917, in Allahabad, India.
  • She became the Prime Minister of India in January 1966.
    Indira Gandhi

    “You must learn to be still in the midst of activity and to be vibrantly alive in repose. ” – Indira Gandhi

  • She was known as the Iron Lady of India.
  • Gandhi worked hard to normalize relations and reopen diplomatic establishments between India and Pakistan.
  • One of her crucial economic decisions included the nationalization of fourteen major commercial banks.
  • Her goal was to achieve a wider measure of social and economic justice for all Indians.
  • Gandhi also led a movement that became known as the Green Revolution.
  • She was also named ‘Woman of the Millennium’ in a poll organized by the BBC in 1999.
  • The international airport at New Delhi is named Indira Gandhi International Airport in her honor.
  • One of the largest universities in the world, Indira Gandhi National Open University, is named after her.
  • Indira was assassinated by her Sikh bodyguards on October 31, 1984.
  • In death, Gandhi remains a symbol of courage and democracy in one of the world’s most populated countries.
Mother's Day FactsRoyal and Noble RanksKnuckleball HopDangerous SportsHockey Goalie