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Indira Gandhi Death Anniversary

Indira Gandhi Death Anniversary


The nation remembers the death anniversary of former Prime Minister, Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi every year on 31st October. She was a great Indian politician and a central figure of the National Congress party, and the only female Prime Minister of India till date. She was India’s first woman PM and served the nation from 1966- 1976 and from 1980-1984, making the second-longest-serving Prime Minister of India after her father. A slew of new reforms were introduced in the nation under her governance.    

Indira Gandhi Death Anniversary Date- October 31

She was the only child of the First Prime Minister of India, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru. Indira Gandhi is remembered for her strong leadership skill to the nation during the fight against Pakistan in 1971. Indira Gandhi even nationalized the Oil Companies after the war against Pakistan when the nation faced a crisis. The credit for the introduction of the Green Revolution goes to her. It was instrumental in curbing the problem of food shortage in India, since a surplus increase of agricultural produce was seen.

Assassination of Indira Gandhi

Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi, the Third Prime Minister of India, was assassinated at 09:20 on 31 Oct 1984, at her Safdarjung Rd, Delhi residence. She was killed by her bodyguards, Beant Singh and Satwant Singh, in the aftereffects of Operation Blue Star (it was an Indian military operation which occurred between 1 June and 8 June 1984, ordered by PM Indira Gandhi). Indira Gandhi was brought at 09:30 to the AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences), where doctors operated on her and she was declared dead at 14:20 PM.

The day before her death (30 Oct 1984) she visited Orissa where she gave her last speech:

I am alive today, I may not be there tomorrow...I shall continue to serve until my last breath and when I die, I can say, that every drop of my blood will invigorate India and strengthen it

The nation pays homage and respect to the Iron lady for her commitment and devotion towards the country. Politicians, govt. officials as well other dignitaries pay floral tribute at her memorial Shakti Sthal, New Delhi. Several functions and programs are organized throughout the country, to highlight her importance in nation building.

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