Who is the first woman prime minister of India?

Smt. Indira Gandhi is the first woman prime minister of India. On her father’s death, she was drafted into the Union Cabinet by Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri as a reluctant Minister for Information and Broadcasting. Shri Shastri died in January 1966 and Smt. Indira Gandhi became his successor as Prime Minister of India. She held the office of Prime Minister of India from January 1966 to March 1977 and from January 1980 to October 1984.

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