What is Feroze Gandhi's life history, political career, and achievements?
i had to write about a parliamentarian for my history project and i chose feroze gandhi, and so i want all the information about all the details mentioned above. so plz answer my question!!!!
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Feroze Gandhi is most well known as husband of Indira Gandhi who was Prime Minister of India. After Assassination of Indira Gandhi in 1984, their son Rajeev Gandhi also became Prime Minister of India.
Feroze Gandhi (no relative of Mahatma Gandhi) was born in Mumbai in 1912, but shifted to Allahabad. He abandoned his study while he was studying at London School of Economics and entered the movement to free India from British rule. Because of his role in the independence movement he was imprisoned twice for a total period of 18 months.
Feroze and Indira married in 1942, much against wishes of father if Indira Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, who became First Prime Minister of India after independence in 1947, and continued in that position till his death in 1964.
Initially the relationship between Nehru and Feroze Gandhi were strained but eazed later. In 1948 he bacame Managing Director of the newspaper "National Herald" founded by his father-in-law. He contested and won elections to Lok Sabha (the lower house of Indian Government) in 1952 and 1957.
As person in-charge of National Herald he was responsible for exposing several malpractices and scandals relating to big business, including nexus of big business with some government controlled corporations like Life Insurance Corporation. He also campaigned for nationalization of many privately held businesses.
His relationship with his wife had become strained during later years.
He died in 1958, of heart attack.
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