New Dehli: Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum

with UNSG U Thant

We got to the Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum while in New Dehli.

Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum

http://www.bharatonline.com/delhi/museum/indira-gandhi-museum.html

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

The 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.

near The Place Indira Gandhi was assassinated

The Place Indira Gandhi was assassinated

 

 

The Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum is located in New Delhi at 1 Safdarjung Road in the home where she lived. The house stands in a lovely garden with mature trees and flowering plants. It contains a collection of photographs documenting her life from her childhood to her days as prime minister. In addition, a number of rooms have been dedicated to her son Rajiv Gandhi who was assassinated in May 1991. Her library and living room have been maintained just as she kept them. These rooms are not open to the public. However,
they can be viewed through the windows from the gardens.

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