November 19 marks the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. On this day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes to her on Twitter.
Bengaluru: Former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was born on November 19, 1917 in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. She is the daughter of India's first PM Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and Kamala Nehru.
Indira Gandhi served as the Prime Minister for three terms - a period totaling almost 16 years, going on to become the second longest-serving PM after her father.
During her tenure as Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi took many decisions which changed the course of India's history.
Indira Gandhi's reign was however cut short after she was assassinated by her own bodyguards at her residence in Delhi's Akbar Road on October 31, 1984.
The assassination was planned after Indira Gandhi took the decision to commence Operation Bluestar, which led the Indian Army to storm Amritsar's Golden Temple, a holy Sikh shrine, in order to neutralize Sikh separatists who had sought refuge there.
On her birth anniversary, many leaders took to social media to pay tributes, including PM Modi.
Tributes to our former PM Smt. Indira Gandhi Ji on her birth anniversary.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 19, 2019
सशक्त, समर्थ नेतृत्व और अद्भुत प्रबंधन क्षमता की धनी, भारत को एक सशक्त देश के रूप में, स्थापित करने में अहम भूमिका रखने वाली लौह-महिला और मेरी प्यारी दादी स्व० श्रीमती इंदिरा गांधी जी की जयंती पर शत् शत् नमन।#IndiraGandhi pic.twitter.com/7ezAIsSQ9N— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) November 19, 2019
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