Indira Gandhi was not only the first woman Prime Minister of India, but also amongst the ten greatest women of the world. She remained the Prime Minister of India from 1966 to 1977 and from 1980 to 1984. During her time, she was as popular as Queen Elizabeth I. Shrimati Indira Gandhi was born on November 19, 1917 in Allahabad. She was the only child of India? s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and Kamla Nehru. Being the only child, she was highly adored by her grandfather, Pandit Motilal Nehru.