Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi was the Prime Minister of India.
Other Contributions: Indira Gandhi’s interest in and support for science in India have been acknowledged by the Indian scientific community. Her particular contribution was the enunciation of the Technology Policy Statement at the Indian Science Congress session at Tirupati (1983).
Awards and Honours: Indira Gandhi was awarded Bharat Ratna by the President of India.
Indian National Science Academy has instituted Indira Gandhi Prize for Popularization of Science in her memory.