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 (gän′dē, găn′-), Indira Priyadarshini 1917-1984.
Indian political leader who served as prime minister (1966-1977 and 1980-1984). She was assassinated by Sikh extremists.


, Mohandas Karamchand Known as "Mahatma." 1869-1948.
Indian nationalist and spiritual leader who developed the practice of nonviolent disobedience that forced Great Britain to grant independence to India (1947). He was assassinated by a Hindu fanatic.
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1. (Biography) Indira (Priyadarshini) (ɪnˈdɪərə, ˈɪndərə), daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru. 1917–84, Indian stateswoman; prime minister of India (1966–77; 1980–84); assassinated
2. (Biography) Mohandas Karamchand (ˌməʊhənˈdʌs ˌkʌrəmˈtʃʌnd), known as Mahatma Gandhi. 1869–1948, Indian political and spiritual leader and social reformer. He played a major part in India's struggle for home rule and was frequently imprisoned by the British for organizing acts of civil disobedience. He advocated passive resistance and hunger strikes as means of achieving reform, campaigned for the untouchables, and attempted to unite Muslims and Hindus. He was assassinated by a Hindu extremist
3. (Biography) Rajiv (ræˈdʒiːv), son of Indira Gandhi. 1944–91, Indian statesman; prime minister of India (1984–89); assassinated
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(ˈgɑn di, ˈgæn-)

1. Indira, 1917–84, prime minister of India 1966–77 and 1980–84 (daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru).
2. Mohandas Karamchand ( “Mahatma” ), 1869–1948, Hindu religious leader, nationalist, and social reformer.
3. Rajiv, 1944–91, prime minister of India 1984–1989 (son of Indira).
Gan′dhi•an, adj.
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Noun1.Gandhi - daughter of Nehru who served as prime minister of India from 1966 to 1977 (1917-1984)
2.Gandhi - political and spiritual leader during India's struggle with Great Britain for home ruleGandhi - political and spiritual leader during India's struggle with Great Britain for home rule; an advocate of passive resistance (1869-1948)
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