Sanjay Gandhi was a member of the well-known Nehru-Gandhi family of India, who was the son of Indian politician and India's first female Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi. He widely worked as the head of the Indian National Congress during his lifetime and worked to bring success to his mother. But he died at an early age.
Sanjay Gandhi was the younger son of Indira Gandhi. Sanjay Gandhi's entire family belongs to the politics of India. Sanjay Gandhi's maternal grandfather became the first Prime Minister in an independent country. At the same time, his mother was the first female Prime Minister of the country. Along with this, all other members of Sanjay Gandhi's family are also in politics. Sanjay was very close to his mother, so he always supported his mother.
Sanjay Gandhi also completed his schooling from the same Doon School in Dehradun, from where his brother had studied. Both of those schools are Welham Boys' School and Doon School. Later Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi also studied from this school.
Sanjay did not study in the university. But he took automotive engineering as one of his career. And worked as a trainee with Rolls-Royals in Crewe, England for 3 years. He obtained a pilot license in 1976 as he was interested in aircraft acrobatics, in which he also won several awards. However, his elder brother Rajiv Gandhi was also a pilot, captain of the Boeing 737-200 ADV aircraft in Indian Airlines.
In October 1974, Sanjay Gandhi married Maneka Anand, who was 10 years younger in age, in New Delhi. His son Varun Gandhi was born shortly before Sanjay's death. Both Maneka Gandhi and Varun Gandhi decided to join the Bharatiya Janata Party, unlike the Congress. And now both represent the BJP.
Sanjay Gandhiji had an important role in the Emergency during the tenure of Indira Gandhi. In 1974, the condition of the country had become very bad, at that time the protests and attacks by the opposition in many parts of the country took violent form. Due to which the economy of the government and the country was badly affected. On 25 June 1975, after the court's decision, Indira Gandhi declared a national emergency. Due to which work was being done by the Congress in the whole country without following any law.
All the governments in the country other than the Congress were repealed. Thousands of people, including several freedom fighters like Jai Prakash Narayan and Jeevanram Kripalani, were arrested during that time for opposing the Emergency. He was an autocratic person but had an ambitious mindset which is prevalent from the fact that so many schemes and buildings are named after him. He simply cannot be ignored from India's political scenario.