To mark the 100th birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday launched a website devoted to her and set up by the Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust at Gandhi’s former residence on 1, Safdarjung Road, in New Delhi.
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her son and party vice president Rahul Gandhi were prominent among the guests present on the occasion. President Mukherjee will also deliver the “Indira Gandhi Centenary Lecture” organised by the Indira Gandhi Centenary Commemoration Committee on Saturday.
Indira Gandhi was born on November 19, 1917, in Allahabad to India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal and Kamla Nehru. Indira Gandhi was India’s third prime minister from 1966 to 1977 and then again from 1980 until her assassination in 1984 by her bodyguards. She survived party in-fighting and emerged as a popular leader. Ousted from power in 1977, Gandhi was re-elected as Prime Minister in 1980.