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Turning the Clock Back to 31 Oct 1984 — The Day Indira Gandhi Died

How did Indira Gandhi become the first Indian prime minister to be assassinated?

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The ‘Iron Lady’, ‘Durga’, and ‘Priyadarshini’ were among the titles bestowed upon India’s first woman prime minister Indira Gandhi. These titles in itself tell us about the love and popularity she had gained from many people during her career.

After 32 years of her death, leaders from across party lines will once again gather at her memorial ‘Shakti Sthal’ on the banks of Yamuna to pay tributes. How did she become the first prime minister of the world’s largest democracy to be assassinated? The Quint recreates for you the circumstances that led to her death.

Video Editor: Purnendu Pritam

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