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1935: Indira with Mahatma Gandhi in New Delhi during one of his visits to her family residence. ‘Indu’, as she was fondly known, was greatly influenced by Bapu from a very early age.

(Photo Courtesy: Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust, Archive)

India’s 1st Woman PM & A Doting Granny: Rare Pics of Indira Gandhi

On Indira Gandhi’s death anniversary, rare photographs offer a new glimpse into the life of the Iron Lady of India.

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(This story has been reposted from The Quint’s archives to mark the death anniversary of Indira Gandhi. It was originally published on 19 June 2018)


From a candid moment shared with her grandchildren. Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi, to a deep-in-thought Prime Minister overseeing areas of flood-ravaged Uttar Pradesh and Bihar in 1966, some rare and unseen photographs of Indira Gandhi show her journey as a woman of strong persona.

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