|Date of Birth||:||Nov 19, 1917|
|Date of Death||:||Oct 31, 1984|
|Place of Birth||:||Allahabad|
|Political party||:||Congress (I)|
|Took Office||:||Jan 15, 1980|
|Left Office||:||Oct 31, 1984|
Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi was Prime Minister of India from January 19, 1966 to March 24, 1977, and again from January 14, 1980 until her assassination on October 31, 1984. Born to India's first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi was one of India's most notable and controversial political leaders. The Nehru family can trace their ancestry to the Brahmins of Jammu and Kashmir and Delhi. Indira's grandfather Motilal Nehru was a wealthy barrister of Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh. Nehru was one of the most prominent members of the Indian National Congress in pre-Gandhi times and would go on to author the Nehru Report, the people's choice for a future Indian system of government as opposed to the British system.