Extramarital and sexual affairs of PM Indira Gandhi with MO Matai and other men

Almost everyone is familiar with the name Indira Gandhi, a figure of great prominence in Indian history. Indira Gandhi had the unique distinction of being the only female Prime Minister of India. And India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru was his father. After so many years, claims have been made on social media that India’s only female Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had many extramarital and sexual affairs with many people during her time. In this article, we will delve into whether these assertions hold any truth or are merely unfounded rumors.

According to the information shared on X (formerly known as Twitter), Indira Gandhi’s personal assistant M.O. Had an extramarital affair with Mathai. He continued his sex life with Mathai for 12 years. All this information has been included in Mathai’s autobiography ‘Reminiscences of the Nehru Age’.

According to Mathai’s account, Indira had many more sexual affairs. After being thrown out of Shantiniketan, Indira Gandhi became quite lonely because her mother was ill and her father was busy in politics. He said, during this time, Firoz Khan’s son Nawab Khan (who used to send liquor to Anand Bhawan) grew close to Indira.

Additionally, according to online sources, the former Governor of Maharashtra had warned Nehru about the illicit relations between Indira and Feroze. After converting to Muslim religion, Indira Gandhi got married in a mosque in London, thus becoming Rani Maimuna Begum. But Nehru was not happy with this, so he called out Firoz for fooling the people of India into not turning them into Hindus, where he got the nickname Firoz Gandhi.

After the birth of Rajiv Gandhi, Indira and Firoz started living separately and during this time she became close to Mohammad Yunus. Sanjay Gandhi was born from this illicit relationship between Indira and Yunus. As Sanjay Gandhi matured and became aware of certain information, he began to exert pressure on his mother, Indira. That is why Indira is considered responsible for Sanjay’s death. Katherine Frank, in her book “The Life of Indira Nehru Gandhi”, writes that Indira Gandhi’s first love was her German teacher at Shantiniketan. She later became close with her father’s secretary Mathai, then yoga guru Dhirendra Brahmachari and finally Foreign Minister Dinesh Singh.

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