When Indira Gandhi Talked About Her Marriage With Feroze Gandhi And Shared How He Proposed To Her

Once in an interview, former Prime Minister of India, late Indira Gandhi talked about her marriage with Feroze Gandhi and shared how he had proposed to her for marriage.


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When Indira Gandhi Talked About Her Marriage With Feroze Gandhi And Shared How He Proposed To Her

The former Prime Minister of India, late Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi, better known as Indira Gandhi was the third PM of this country and also the first female PM of India. The daughter of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and Kamala Nehru, Indira Gandhi was famous for doing things in her own way. Often referred to as the 'Iron Lady of India', Indira Gandhi was also the second longest-serving Prime Minister in India's rich history. The politician is also famous for several incidents like the state of emergency (1975-1977), Operation Blue Star in Golden Temple, the creation of Bangladesh, and much more.

However, sadly on October 31, 1984, Indira Gandhi was assassinated by her own Sikh bodyguards. After all these years, Indira Gandhi's name is once again in the headlines after Bollywood actress, Kangana Ranaut shared the teaser of her upcoming film, Emergency, on July 14, 2022. In the film's first look, Kangana could be seen portraying the former Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi, and the actress looked absolutely unrecognisable.

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Once in a heart-to-heart conversation with Bina Lalvani, Indira Gandhi opened up about her husband, Feroze Gandhi. The politician had shared some never-heard-before revelations about their marriage and also shared a few snippets from their love story. The former Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi was asked to share details about the beginning of her and Feroze's love story. Answering this, the iron lady of India shared that her husband saw her when she was 13-14 years old. She also added that it happened when she was living in her hometown and revealed that Feroze had proposed to her when she was 16 years old. Then, recalling the good old memories of the time when love had started blooming between the two, Indira Gandhi had said:

"Yes, in my home town. He saw me when I was 13-14 and he proposed to me when I was 16."

Going further in the interview, Indira Gandhi was asked when she had said 'Yes' to Feroze Gandhi's proposal for marriage. The politician said that she had dodged Feroze's proposal quite a few times as she wasn't very much sure of it at the beginning. However, when the two were in Paris, Feroze had proposed to Indira while they were walking in one of the most famous hills, Montmartre, in France. That was the very moment when the politician had given the green light to Feroze Gandhi's proposal. Opening up about the same, she had recalled:

"He (Feroze Gandhi) had been proposing to me consistently till I agreed. I was on the footsteps of the Montmartre."

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In the same interview, Indira Gandhi was asked whether there was any objection from her parents or family towards her decision to marry Feroze Gandhi because he was a Parsi? Answering this, Indira had clearly rubbished the much-circulated claim. She explained that instead of Feroze Gandhi's religion, her family was much-concerned about whether he will be able to support her in her aspirations and her unique way of life. Reflecting more on the same, the doting wife admitted that her husband had always supported her, and he was the first and last man in her life. She had said:

"Well, there was some, not because he was a Parsi, but because he came from a different background. Also some of the older members thought he wouldn't be able to support me in the way we ... I had been living. He (Feroze Gandhi) was the only man in my life, then or ever. I shared my closest personal moments with him."

For the unversed, Indira Gandhi and Feroze Gandhi had got married on March 26, 1942. Together they had welcomed two kids, Rajiv Gandhi and Sanjay Gandhi. It was on September 8, 1960, when Feroze Gandhi had passed away due to a second heart attack. 

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