Sanjay Gandhi

Indian politician (1946-1980)

Sanjay Gandhi (14 December 1946 – 23 June 1980)[1] was an Indian politician. He was the younger son of Indira Gandhi and Feroze Gandhi.

Sanjay Gandhi
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
18 January 1980 (1980-01-18) – 23 June 1980 (1980-06-23)
Preceded byRavindra Pratap Singh
Succeeded byRajiv Gandhi
Personal details
Born(1946-12-14)14 December 1946[1]
New Delhi, Delhi, India
Died23 June 1980(1980-06-23) (aged 33)
New Delhi, India
Cause of deathAircraft accident
Political partyIndian National Congress
Maneka Gandhi (m. 1974)
RelationsNehru–Gandhi family
ChildrenVarun Gandhi (son)
RelativesRajiv Gandhi (brother)
Rahul Gandhi (nephew)
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (niece)
Jawaharlal Nehru (grandfather)
Kamala Nehru (grandmother)

He was a member of parliament, Lok Sabha and the Nehru–Gandhi family. During his lifetime, he was widely expected to succeed his mother as head of the Indian National Congress, but following his early death in a plane crash his elder brother Rajiv became their mother's political heir and succeeded her as Prime Minister of India after her assassination. His wife Maneka Gandhi and son Varun Gandhi are politicians in the Bharatiya Janata Party.

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 Carol Dommermuth-Costa (2002). Indira Gandhi: Daughter of India. Twenty-First Century Books. p. 60. ISBN 978-0-8225-4963-5.

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