Prime Minister Narendra Modi  paid tribute to former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her death anniversary.

“Tributes to Mrs. Indira Gandhi on her death anniversary,” Modi tweeted.

Gandhi was India’s first woman Prime Minister. She was born on November 19, 1917 and was assassinated on October 31, 1984, few months after she ordered the Operation Blue Star in Amritsar to counter the Punjab insurgency.

She was the second longest-serving Prime Minister after her father, late Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. She held the Prime Minister’s office from January 1966 to March 1977 and from January 14, 1980 till her death.