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Gandhi

[ gahn-dee, gan- ]
/ ˈgɑn di, ˈgæn- /
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In·di·ra [in-deer-uh], /ɪnˈdɪər ə/, 1917–84, Indian political leader: prime minister 1966–77 and 1980–84 (daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru).
Mo·han·das Kar·am·chand [moh-huhn-dahs -kuhr-uhm-chuhnd], /ˌmoʊ hənˈdɑs ˌkʌr əmˈtʃʌnd/, "Mahatma", 1869–1948, Hindu religious leader, nationalist, and social reformer.
Ra·jiv [rah-jeev], /rɑˈdʒiv/, 1944–91, Indian political leader: prime minister 1984–89 (son of Indira).

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Gandhi
/ (ˈɡændɪ) /

noun

Indira (Priyadarshini) (ɪnˈdɪərə, ˈɪndərə), daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru. 1917–84, Indian stateswoman; prime minister of India (1966–77; 1980–84); assassinated
Mohandas Karamchand (ˌməʊhənˈdʌs ˌkʌrəmˈtʃʌnd), known as Mahatma Gandhi. 1869–1948, Indian political and spiritual leader and social reformer. He played a major part in India's struggle for home rule and was frequently imprisoned by the British for organizing acts of civil disobedience. He advocated passive resistance and hunger strikes as means of achieving reform, campaigned for the untouchables, and attempted to unite Muslims and Hindus. He was assassinated by a Hindu extremist
Rajiv (ræˈdʒiːv), son of Indira Gandhi. 1944–91, Indian statesman; prime minister of India (1984–89); assassinated
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