Born on November 19, 1917, Indira Gandhi was the daughter of Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru. Indira Gandhi was an Indian politician and the only female Prime Minister of India. October 31, 1984, Indira Gandhi was assassinated outside her home by two of her trusted bodyguards, seeking retribution for the events at the temple. Read Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi Biography and Profile.