Daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru. Returning to India from Oxford in 1941, became involved in the Indian Independence movement.
In the 1950s, served her father unofficially as a personal assistant during his tenure as the first Prime Minister of India. Became President of Indian National Congress. A member of the Rajya Sabha after Nehru's death in 1964. Joined Lal Bahadur Shastri's cabinet as Minister of Information and Broadcasting.
Became the Prime Minister after the sudden dem ....