Indira Gandhi was the first women Prime Minister and an important world stateswoman.
She was born in Allahabad, in the state of Uttar Pradesh. She was the only
child of Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India. She was a great
crusader of world peace. When she was just 13 years old, Indira organized a 'Monkey Army' (Vanar Sena)
comprising of young teenagers which proved her intention to fight for the
independence of her country.
1942, she got married to Feroze Gandhi. Two sons were born to her- Rajiv Gandhi
and Sanjay Gandhi. Indira Gandhi became the third Prime Minister of India
on January 24,1966 and remained in this post up to 1977. In 1975, her election
to Parliament was declared invalid and she declared internal emergency, which
led to her defeat in 1977 elections. Indira Gandhi returned to power in 1980
with an overwhelming majority.