As the daughter of India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and mother of Rajiv Gandhi, Indira Gandhi was a tumultuous and highly controversial woman as the head of her country's political and political parties. On January 19, 1966, she was elected as President of the Congress Party to replace Lal Bahadur Shastri. Indira was later killed in a shooting action in 1984.
Born as Indira Nehru, she married Feroze Gandhi, who changed his name from "Feroze Khan" and had no connection with the famous Indian independence figure Mahatma Gandhi. She was the first woman to become the prime minister of India.
She was killed in 1984 in a terrorist act carried out by two bodyguards who embraced the teachings of Sikhism. The action was triggered by instructions instructing soldiers to attack the Golden Temple in Punjab. The temple was made the headquarters of Sikh followers who wanted Punjab as their country.
In honor of Indira, her name is now enshrined for one of the airports in New Delhi.