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Syllabification: Gan·dhi
Pronunciation: /ˈɡändē
1The name of a family of Indian political leaders, including:
1.1 Indira ( 1917–84); prime minister 1966–77 and 1980–84. The daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru, she sought to establish a secular state and to lead India out of poverty. She was assassinated by her own Sikh bodyguards following prolonged religious disturbance.
1.2 Rajiv ( 1944–91); prime minister 1984–89. The eldest son of Indira, he became prime minister after his mother’s assassination. His premiership was marked by continuing unrest, and he was assassinated during an election campaign. His widow, Sonia ( 1946-), born in Italy, entered the political arena in 1998 and was elected head of the Congress Party, leading the party to victory in the 2004 elections.

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