Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Indira Gandhi

Indira Gandhi, 1956

Indira Gandhi was born on November 19, in 1917. She was the first and, to date, the only female Prime Minister of India.

Gandhi was the daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of India. Gandhi served as Prime Minister from January 1966 to March 1977 and again from January 1980 until her assassination in October 1984, making her the second longest-serving Indian Prime Minister, after her father.