Even though her last name is Gandhi she was no relation to Mohandas Gandhi. Indira Gandhi is the daughter of the first Prime Minister of the newly independent India, Jawaharlal Nehru. She was the first woman to become Prime minister in India and she remains the worlds secong longest serving female Prime Minister. She pushed for womans rights and the end of poverty. She was assasinated in 1984 by one of her own sikh bodyguards for ordering Operation Blue Star.
-In 1965 becomes India's first woman rime Minister
-Declared martial law in 1975 against an election scandal
-In 1977 she lost the polls but returned with a landslide victory three years later.
-She is also well known for the exploding of India's first nuclear weapon and their very successful war with Pakistan in 1971
- She was also the only Indian Prime Minister to have declared a state
of emergency in order to 'rule by decree' and the only Indian
Prime Minister to have been imprisoned after holding that office.
-She was assasinated in 1984 by one of her own bodyguards.