Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi, the only woman Prime Minister of India, was born on November 19, 1917. Daughter of country's first PM Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira served as Prime Minister from 1966 to 1977 and then again from 1980 to 31 October, 1984, the day she was assassinated by her bodyguards in New Delhi. (File Photo/Press Association)

RARE PHOTOS OF INDIRA GANDHI

RARE PHOTOS OF INDIRA GANDHI

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Indira Gandhi with politician and journalist Feroze Gandhi at their wedding in Allahabad  October 8, 1942.

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Indira Gandhi with her mother and father Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru in an undated family portrait.

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CIRCA 1920: Group photo of Nehru family. Indira, her father Jawaharlal on the far left and the center 's grandfather Motilal Nehru.

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Indira Gandh and Krishna Hutheesing on Oct. 5, 1942.

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Pandit Nehru with Indira Gandhi (born Indira Priyardarshini Nehru) and his grandson, Rajiv on Oct 28, 1950.

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Their faces smeared with powder, Jawaharlal Nehru and his daughter, Indira Gandhi, are shown after taking part in the festival of Holi in New Delhi on March 9, 1955. The festival marks the advent of summer.

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Former Prime Minister Jawaharal Nehru of India wears a garland of roses and his daughter Indira Gandhi, right, holds a bouquet presented to them on their arrival in New York on Dec. 20, 1956.

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Circa 1960: Indira Gandhi with two peasant women and their children in the garden of her father's residence in Delhi.

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Indira Gandhi greets the Dalai Lama in New Delhi on April 18, 1961.

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Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi with former US President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy at the White House in Washington on Nov 7, 1961.

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Indira Gandhi with her Aunt Vijayalakshimi Pandit in New Delhi on Jan 18, 1966.

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Indira Gandhi with her sons, Rajiv (C) and Sanjay, in New Delhi, on Oct. 22, 1969.

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Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain and former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in discussion, 1969.

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Indira Gandhi, addresses a rally in Calcutta on Oct. 22, 1969.

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Indira Gandhi with Katharine Graham in Washington DC.

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Indira Gandhi with Richard Nixon over looking the South lawn of the White House on Nov 4, 1971.

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In this Sept. 17, 1973 file photo, Indira Gandhi, far right, stands with her family in New Delhi. From left, Gandhi's daughter-in-law Sonia carrying grandaughter Priyanka; sons Sanjay and Rajiv; and grandson Rahul.

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Indira Gandhi greeting Iraqi vice-President Saddam Hussein, as he arrives in Delhi, April 2, 1974.

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Indira Gandhi, left, raises a toast with Philippine President Ferdinand E. Marcos, center, and his wife, Imelda, right, during state dinner in honor of Gandhi at the Presidential Palace in Manila, Philippines on Oct 8, 1981.

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Indira Gandhi filing nomination papers on Feb 19, 1977 at her constituency Rae Bareli .

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Ronald Reagan and Indira Gandhi at the arrival ceremony for Gandhi in Washington on July 29, 1982.

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This picture taken on March 21, 1977 shows Indira Gandhi with sons Rajiv and Sanjay in New Delhi.

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Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher with Indira Gandhi outside 10 Downing Street on March 22, 1982.

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May 1983: Indira Gandhi with her son Rajiv, daughter-in-law Sonia, grandchildren Priyanka and Rahul and her Afghan dog Pippa.

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Former prime minister Indira Gandhi with her younger son Sanjay,  just before the latter's death in a plane crash in Delhi.

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In an undated photo Indira Gandhi, former Prime Minister of India at Dharna in New Delhi.

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