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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.


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


(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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Indian expatriate forum Indian Cultural and Arts Society (INCAS) observed 'Sadbhavana Diwas' -- the 75th birth anniversary of late Rajiv Gandhi, the former prime minister who's considered as the founder of modern India.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Aug 23 (ANI): Congress Member of Parliament Rahul Gandhi on Friday recalled his father, former prime minister of India Rajiv Gandhi's contribution in lowering the voting age from 21 to 18, stating that it gave an unequivocal message of confidence to the youth of India.
Dubai: Indian Congress chief Rahul Gandhi took to Twitter on Sunday to respond to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's harsh remarks about his father, Rajiv Gandhi .
The then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi gave his bullet-proof jacket to LTTE leader Velupillai Prabakaran in Delhi, besides Rs 50 lakh as first instalment of Rs 5 crore aid to LTTE, and wanted the LTTE to allow implementation of the Indo-Lanka accord, AIADMK leader Panruti S Ramachandran said in an exclusive interview to News Today TV.
11 -- Nalini Sriharan, one of the convicts in the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, began a hunger strike in the Vellore prison on Saturday (February 9) demanding release of all seven convicts in the case.
Rajiv Gandhi was a very tall leader unlike Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Congress agenda is to see that Modi is ousted from power since he has butchered the sanctity of democracy, senior Congress leader A K Antony said yesterday.
A convict who has spent 26 years in jail for the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi has requested the Indian Supreme Court to reopen the case and cancel his conviction.
IN A major embarrassment for the Congress, on Rajiv Gandhi's birth anniversary, its Bengal unit quoted the former prime minister as saying, " When a big tree falls, ground shakes".
New Delhi: Holding that assassination of Rajiv Gandhi was an attack on India's soul, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said the release of his killers would be "contrary to all principles of justice" and the Tamil Nadu government has been told not to proceed with it as it is "not legally tenable".
After 23 years in jail, the assassins of former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, including Nalini Sriharan - the lone surviving member of the five-member squad behind the suicide bombing near Chennai in 1991 - are being released by the Tamil Nadu government.
| NEW DELHI, Jan 4 (KUNA) -- The Indian government on Tuesday urged the Supreme Court to reject the mercy plea of three assassins of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, who are seeking commutation of their death sentence to life imprisonment.

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