She did her studies at Shanti niketan, founded by Shri Rabindranath Tagore. She also studied at England and Switzerland. She married Feroze Gandhi later. Indira Gandhi was drawn to the freedom struggle from a very early age. She even went to Naini Jail for taking part in the Quit India Movement.
Indiraji received a lot of political education from her father and other Congress leaders. After Panditji’s death in 1964, Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri succeeded him as the Prime Minister. Indira Gandhi took over the information and Broadcasting ministry under him. In January 1966, Shastriji suddenly died.
Thus Indira Gandhi became India’s Prime Minister, and held the post for four terms in all, except for three years between 1977 and 1980. She was a very strong and determined leader. No matter how busy she was, she always had ears for what the common people of India had to say. Indira progressed steadily under her.
Indira Gandhi was ruthlessly killed by her own body guards on October 31, 1984. A fearless leader for so many decades, she was brave even in death. The people of Indra still love and respect this great lady.