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Gandhi

1. Indira (Priyadarshini) , daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru. 1917--84, Indian stateswoman; prime minister of India (1966--77; 1980--84); assassinated
2. Mohandas Karamchand , known as Mahatma Gandhi. 1869--1948, Indian political and spiritual leader and social reformer. He played a major part in India's struggle for home rule and was frequently imprisoned by the British for organizing acts of civil disobedience. He advocated passive resistance and hunger strikes as means of achieving reform, campaigned for the untouchables, and attempted to unite Muslims and Hindus. He was assassinated by a Hindu extremist
3. Rajiv , son of Indira Gandhi. 1944--91, Indian statesman; prime minister of India (1984--89); assassinated
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