Rich tributes paid to Indira Gandhi

Rich tributes paid to Indira Gandhi
Indira Gandhi

New Delhi (NVI): The nation paid homage to former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi today on the occasion of her 103rd birth anniversary.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi were among those who paid tributes to Indira Gandhi.

Taking to Twitter, Rahul Gandhi shared a throwback picture of Indira Gandhi and wrote, “I pay my tribute on the birth anniversary of Smt Indira Gandhi, an efficient Prime Minister and form of power.”

“While the entire nation, even today, speaks of her impressive leadership, I always remember her as my beloved grandmother. Things she taught me inspire me every day,” he tweeted in Hindi.

In a tweet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also said, “Tributes to former PM Smt. Indira Gandhi Ji on her birth anniversary.”

Meanwhile, the official handle of the Indian National Congress recalled her as a trail blazer, visionary and true leader.

“A trailblazer, a visionary, a true leader and a great daughter of our motherland, Indira Gandhi was much more than a Prime Minister to our citizens; she was the revitalising strength in their quest for greatness and prosperity. Today, we pay a proud tribute to India’s Indira,” the party tweeted.

Indira Gandhi was born on November 19, 1917 in Uttar Pradesh’s Allahabad. She served as the first and only women Prime Minister of India from 1966 to 1977.

She was the third Prime Minister and the second longest-serving after her father Jawaharlal Nehru and then again from 1980 until her assassination in 1984.