Born Mohandas K Gandhi, he became known as “Mahatma” and “Gandhiji”.
Indira Gandhi is the daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru, Prime Minister of India. Nehru’s letter to his daughter became a model for some writers (e.g. Saya U Aung Zaw [UCC]).
Three leaders U Nu, Nehru and Nasser took part in the Thingyan Festival. They had signed for the formation of the Non-Aligned Movement.
Nehru’s India was a close Ally of Burma. Grapevine says that the shipment of arms by Nehru helped prevent the fall of Rangoon into the arms of the Insurgents.
Nehru was not all out for the choice of spouse by Indira. Mahatma blessed the bridegroom with the “Gandhi” name.
Rajiv and Sanjay Gandhi
Rajiv Gandhi (the elder son of Indira Gandhi) chose to be a commercial pilot.
Sanjay Gandhi (the younger son of Indira Gandhi) was active in politics, but he passed away early.
Rajiv Gandhi was coaxed to enter politics. He succeeded his mother Indira Gandhi, who was assassinated by her former body guards to avenge the “Storming of the Golden [Sikh] Temple”.
Mahatma, Indira, Rajiv and Sanjay lost their lives prematurely.
Dr. Thane Oke Kyaw Myint wrote :
- When Nehru and Indira Gandhi spent time with my father when he first visited Burma. Signed copies of “Letters to a Daughter” and “Glimpses of World History” were given to my father.
- After U Myint Thein was arrested, soldiers came to search our house. Many books were taken away including Nehru’s books. Father was told that the books would be returned but they never came back.