19th November 2011 Indira Gandhi remembered on her 94th birthday
The nation remembered former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her 94th birth anniversary on Saturday. President Pratibha Patil and Vice President Hamid Ansari, Congress President UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi paid rich tributes to the leader at her memorial Shakti Sthal in New Delhi on the banks of Yamuna.
Indira Gandhi was the Member of Parliament from Raebareli and the people of Raebareli still have a special affection towards Indira Gandhi and her family. Indira Gandhi, born on November 19, 1917 was the first woman Prime Minister of India. Her father Jawaharlal Nehru was a pivotal figure in the Indian independence movement and the first Prime Minister of independent India. After Nehru’s death in 1964, she became a Rajya Sabha member and was inducted in Lal Bahadur Shastri’s cabinet as Minister of Information and Broadcasting. She held three consecutive terms as Prime Minister from 1966 to 1977. Indira Gandhi was assassinated on October 31, 1984.