Indira Gandhi became the 4th Prime Minister of India on this day, January 19, in 1966. She served from 1966 to 1977 and then again from 1980 until her assassination in 1984.
Gandhi was the daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of India. Before her election as PM, she was a central figure of the Indian National Congress party. Read more (Wikipedia)