Smt. Indira Gandhi was the first lady Prime Minister of our country. She became Prime Minister after the death of Sri Lai Bahadur Shastri. Her father Sri Jawaharlal Nehru was the first Prime Minister of India. So she belonged to a family of politicians.
Smt. Indira Gandhi was born at Allahabad on 19th November, 1917 and took active part in the freedom struggle. She was President of the Congress party. She was married to Sri Feroz Gandhi and had two sons- Rajiv and Sanjay. Sri Firoz Gandhi died in 1960. Sanjay Gandhi used to help her in her work but he died in a plane crash in 1980. Then Rajiv Gandhi started helping her and after her death on 31st October, 1984 he became the Prime Minister of India.
During her Prime Minister ship, India won the Bangladesh war in 1971. She was a great social worker and had introduced several schemes for the country. She was a great patriot.We are proud of her.