Was Indira Gandhi Related To Mahatma Gandhi ?
By the way, here's a quick bust of another myth concerning Gandhi and India's leaders: Indira Gandhi and her son Rajiv, then prime minister, are no relation to the Mahatma. Indira Gandhi was the daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru. The name "Gandhi" is common in India, and came to her by marriage. The name means "grocer."
Source: Mahatma Gandhi and His Myths- By Mark Shepard