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When Indira’s birth drew long faces

When Indira was born on Nov 19, 1917, the Scottish doctor who was attending to Kamla Nehru announced to Jawaharlal Nehru: “It is a bonny lassie, Sir!” The womenfolk around Jawaharlal’s mother, Swaroop Rani, pulled long faces in sympathy.

books Updated: Nov 19, 2011 13:28 IST

First Published: Nov 19, 2011 13:24 IST