Indira Gandhi

1917 - 1984

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Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi (Hindi: [ˈɪnd̪ɪɾɑː ˈɡɑːnd̪ʰi] (listen); née Nehru; 19 November 1917 – 31 October 1984) was an Indian politician and a central figure of the Indian National Congress. She was the 3rd prime minister of India and was also the first and, to date, only female prime minister of India. Gandhi was the daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru, the 1st prime minister of India. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Indira Gandhi has received more than 17,114,738 page views. Her biography is available in 120 different languages on Wikipedia. Indira Gandhi is the 333rd most popular politician (down from 319th in 2019), the 14th most popular biography from India (down from 12th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Indian Politician.

Indira Gandhi was the first female Prime Minister of India. She is most famous for being the first female Prime Minister of India.

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Among politicians, Indira Gandhi ranks 333 out of 15,710Before her are Seti I, Mehmed V, Khufu, Decius, Sitting Bull, and Edward VIII. After her are Sokollu Mehmed Pasha, Numa Pompilius, Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, Ali Khamenei, Ahmed III, and Lucius Verus.

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Among people born in 1917, Indira Gandhi ranks 3Before her are John F. Kennedy and Heinrich Böll. After her are Park Chung-hee, Arthur C. Clarke, Joan Fontaine, Ella Fitzgerald, Eric Hobsbawm, Ilya Prigogine, Dean Martin, Ernest Borgnine, and Louis Zamperini. Among people deceased in 1984, Indira Gandhi ranks 4Before her are Michel Foucault, Richard Burton, and Yuri Andropov. After her are Ray Kroc, François Truffaut, Paul Dirac, Johnny Weissmuller, Ed Gein, Truman Capote, Martin Niemöller, and Mikhail Sholokhov.

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Among people born in India, Indira Gandhi ranks 14 out of 1,227Before her are Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887), Ramakrishna (1836), Rudyard Kipling (1865), Vivien Leigh (1913), Jawaharlal Nehru (1889), and Kālidāsa (400). After her are Ānanda (-600), Shivaji (1627), Nagarjuna (150), Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895), Sathya Sai Baba (1926), and Chandragupta Maurya (-340).


Among politicians born in India, Indira Gandhi ranks 4Before her are Ashoka (-304), A. P. J. Abdul Kalam (1931), and Jawaharlal Nehru (1889). After her are Shivaji (1627), Chandragupta Maurya (-340), Aurangzeb (1618), Rani of Jhansi (1828), Subhas Chandra Bose (1897), B. R. Ambedkar (1891), Rama (null), and Alauddin Khalji (1266).