Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum

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Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum in Delhi

Indira Gandhi Memorial MuseumThe Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum was set up in the same bungalow that once served as the residence of Indira Gandhi, the former Prime Minister of India. The Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum was the residence of the former Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi. It was in this house that she was assassinated by her own Sikh bodyguards on 31st October 1984. The house was converted into a museum after her assassination.

The museum conserves some of the belongings of Indira Gandhi, including the sari she was wearing when she was assassinated. There is a collection of photographs, which record the Nationalist movement and the Nehru-Gandhi family.

A modest bungalow, it is furnished simply and hung with photographs narrating her life from childhood days with the Mahatma to later off-duty relaxation with her grandchildren Rahul, Priyanka and Varun. It is surrounded by a charming garden where you can hear Mrs Gandhi’s speeches from megaphones hidden in the bushes. It was in this garden that she was assassinated.

The spot where Indira Gandhi was assassinated is enclosed in a glass frame. One can still see the dried blood spots.

Location      Safdarjung Road, South Delhi

Year of Establishment     1959 (At this particular location)

Dedicated To     Late Mrs. Indira Gandhi (Former Prime Minister of India)

Attractions     Photographs Of The Nehru-Gandhi
Family

Timing     9:30am to 5.00pm

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