Vijaya Lakshmi Nehru Pandit, a diplomat and the politician in India, was the sister of the former Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and aunt of the Indira Gandhi (also the Prime Minister of India). She was the wife of a successful barrister from Kathiawad, Ranjit Sitaram Pandit. She was the first woman of India to be selected for the cabinet post.

Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit Facts:

Full Name: Vijaya Lakshmi Nehru Pandit

Born: on 18th of August in 1900, at Allahabad

Died: on 1st of December in 1990 at age 90 in Dehradun

First woman President: of the United Nations General Assembly in 1953.

Governor of Maharashtra: from 1962 to 1964

Spouse: Ranjit Sitaram Pandit (barrister from Kathiawad)

Daughter: Nayantara Sahgal (novelist)

Father: Motilal Nehru

Granddaughter: Gita Sahgal (writer and human rights activist)

Position: Indian diplomat and politician

Sister of: Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru

Aunt of: Indira Gandhi

Great-aunt of: Rajiv Gandhi