Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum Delhi

Delhi Museums

Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum

Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum

This article provides information on the Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum of New Delhi, India.
Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum was the residence of the former Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi. It is where her own bodyguards assassinated her on 31st October 1984. It was later converted into a museum, after her assassination. Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum preserves her personal belongings very well, and in such a manner, that they are rendered alive by merely their presentation. One can see the sari she was wearing when she was assassinated, a collection of rare photographs of the Nationalist movement, the personal moments of the Nehru-Gandhi family and her childhood photographs with the Mahatma.

The museum also contains burnt clothes of Indira Gandhi's son Rajeev Gandhi, which he was wearing at the time of his assassination. He was also one of the former Prime Ministers of lndia. One can also see some of the rare photographs clicked by him, depicting the happy times of his life. As you arrive in the gardens outside the museum, you can see the spot where Indira Gandhi was actually assassinated and fell. Dried blood spots can be seen enclosed in a glass frame at the same spot. Do not miss the last writings of the lady, hung on the entrance. It portrays the love of the leader for the nation and the countrymen. It reveals her spirit and sense of service for the motherland, inspite of the threat to her life.