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Indira Gandhi

(1917-1984), Prime Minister of India

Sitter in 2 portraits
Gandhi was Prime Minister of India 1966-77 and again 1980-1984. A member of the politically-influential Nehru family, she joined the national Congress Party after studying at Oxford University, becoming leader in 1966. She enjoyed periods of great popularity, but her time in office was controversial. Her hard-line response to Sikh demands for an independent state led to her assassination.

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Indira Gandhi, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P490(34)

Indira Gandhi

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1956
NPG P490(34)

Margaret Thatcher; Indira Gandhi, by Keystone Press Agency Ltd - NPG x139972

Margaret Thatcher; Indira Gandhi

by Keystone Press Agency Ltd
bromide press print, 14 November 1978
NPG x139972

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