Rare Photos of Politician Sanjay Gandhi Second son of Indira Gandhi. Sanjay was born in New Delhi, on 14 December 1946, as the younger son of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and Feroze Gandhi. like his elder brother Rajiv Gandhi, Sanjay studied first at Welham Boys’ School and then at the Doon School in Dehra Dun. Sanjay never attended college, but took up an apprenticeship with Rolls-Royce in Crewe, England.
He was very interested in sports cars, and also obtained a pilot’s license. While he was building a career as an airline pilot independent of politics, Sanjay still chose to remain close to his mother. Sanjay Gandhi married Maneka Anand, who was 18 years old, in New Delhi in October 1974. They had a son, Varun, who was born just before Sanjay’s death. Sanjay Gandhi died instantly from head wounds in an air crash on 23 June 1980 near Safdarjung Airport in New Delhi.
He was flying a new aircraft of the Delhi Flying club, and, while performing a loop over his office, lost control and crashed. The only passenger in the plane, Captain Subhash Saxena, was also killed in the crash. He was a member of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty.
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 death. Sanjay’s widow Maneka Gandhi and son Varun Gandhi are also politicians from BJP.