Twitterati pay tribute to Indira Gandhi on her 100th birth anniversary

On 19 November 2017 marks the 100th birth anniversary of India’s first and only female prime minister Indira Gandhi. Born as Indira Nehru in a Kashmiri Pandit family on November 19, 1917, she was assassinated by Sikh nationalists in 1984. Being the only child of Jawaharlal Nehru, who was a leading figure in India’s political struggling,

Gandhi grew up with her mother Kamala Nehru at Anand Bhavan in Allahabad. Being the second longest-serving Indian prime minister after her father, Gandhi served as prime minister from January 1966 to March 1977 and again from January 1980.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted a tribute to Gandhi, “Tributes to former PM Mrs Indira Gandhi on her birthday anniversary,” while other politicians and well-known dignitaries such as Shashi Tharoor also took to social media to pay their tribute to the popular leader.

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