Born: November 19, 1917
Birthplace: Allahabad, United Provinces, British India (Present-day Uttar Pradesh, India)
Died: October 31, 1984
Occupation: Head of State
Profile: First female Prime Minister of India (1980-1984). Daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru.
Number of Quotes: 5
Change is inevitable, but it is in us to control its content and directions.
I don't mind if my life goes in the service of the nation. If I die today every drop of my blood will invigorate the nation.
If I die a violent death as some fear and a few are plotting, I know the violence will be in the thought and the action of the assassin, not in my dying.
It is possible for a business venture to be an island of efficiency in a sea of sloth.
Opportunities are not offered; they must be wrested and worked for. And this calls for perseverance and tenacity, determination and courage.