Indira Gandhi Death Anniversary: The only woman in India to get the title of "Women of the Millennium" by BBC and was categorized among the 100 most powerful females by Time Magazine.
Indira Gandhi—the first woman representative to the office of Prime Minister—studied at various schools in India, including the Modern School in Delhi and St. Cecilia's Convent School in Allahabad. She has also been a student at the Pupils Own School in Poona, Bombay.
After her secondary education, she went to Oxford for her higher studies, where she met Feroz Gandhi and married him. After her marriage, Indira Gandhi started her political career as a personal assistant to her father Jawaharlal Nehru (The first Prime Minister of India).
She learned a lot about politics from her father, who made it easy for her to attain the qualities required for being the PM of India.
She held the position of President of the Indian National Congress in 1959, and after the death of Jawaharlal Nehru, she also became a member of the Rajya Sabha.
From the very beginning, Indira was not a bold personality and can be picturized as a female figure of humbleness and kind gesture. Because of this, she was given the name "Priyadarshini" by Rabindranath Tagore.
Indira took part in various initiatives to prove herself worthy of being the Prime Minister.
She collaborated with Bangladesh to fight against Pakistan in the Liberation War of 1971.
In 1975, she also requested President Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed to initiate a state of emergency in the country.
In 1976, she handled the problem of raising food prices in the Raibarelli constituency.
On October 31st, 1984, Indira Gandhi was shot down by two of her bodyguards in the lobby of the Rajya Sabha when she was going for an interview.
The two Sikh bodyguards who shot more than 30 bullets into Indira's body were Satwant Singh and Beant Singh. After the assassination, they surrendered themselves to security.
The reason for killing the Prime Minister was concluded to be "Operation Blue Star". An operation that took a bad shape in the month of June of the same year.
This single decision to attack the Golden Temple of Amritsar led to the death of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and a situation of terror for both the leaders and the people of the nation.
Well, today on the death anniversary of the only female Prime Minister of India, we pay the tribute to her for making a country to live independently and calling ourselves part of a politically free country.