Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi; née: Nehru; 19 November 1917 – 31 October 1984) was the Prime Minister of the Republic of India for three consecutive terms from 1966 to 1977 and for a fourth term from 1980 until her assassination in 1984, a total of fifteen years. She is India’s only female prime minister to date. She is the world’s all time longest serving female Prime Minister. [Wikipedia]
She came from a prominent Brahmin family, her aunt, Vijaya Pandit, was oner of the most powerful and respected women in India, and her father, Jawaharlal Nehru, was India’s first Prime Minister.