Killed by her own bodyguards, the death of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on Oct 31, 1984 was one in a series of tragedies that struck India’s foremost family.
Her younger son Sanjay, whom she had groomed to take over, died in a plane crash four years earlier at the age of 33.
Another son, Rajiv, who succeeded her, was assassinated in 1991. Indira had said before that “even if I died in the service of the nation, I would be proud of it.
Every drop of my blood, I am sure, will contribute to the growth of this nation and to make it strong and dynamic.”
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