NEW DELHI: As India observed the 37th death anniversary of former prime minister Indira Gandhi, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday paid floral tributes to the late leader at Shakti Sthal in the national capital. Rahul Gandhi also took to Twitter and hailed Indira Gandhi, also known as the Iron Lady of India, as a “great example of women power”, reports Hindustan Times.
“My grandmother continued to serve the country fearlessly till the last moment - her life is a source of inspiration for us. A great example of women power, humble tribute to Indira Gandhi on her martyrdom day,” Rahul tweeted.
Indira Gandhi served as the first and only woman prime minister of India from January 1966 to March 1977 and again from January 1980 until her assassination in October 1984.
She was assassinated on October 31, 1984, by two of her security guards at her official residence at Akbar Road.
India is also celebrating Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's birth anniversary on Sunday. Patel served as the first deputy prime minister of India from 1947 to 1950 and is known for his significant role in the country's struggle for Independence.