Indira Gandhi Jayanti Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi (November 19, 1917 – October 31, 1984) Indira Gandhi was the third Prime Minister of India and a central figure of the Indian National Congress party. She was the first and, to date, the only female Prime Minister of India. She was the daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Indian prime minister. She served from 1966 to 1977 and then again from 1980 until her assassination in 1984. She is the second longest-serving Prime Minister of India.