Sonia Gandhi is an Indian politician of Italian descent. A member of the Nehru–Gandhi family and as we all know she is a former president of the Indian National Congress.
In 1998, she took over as the party leader seven years after her husband’s assassination. Coming to her personal life, born in a small village near Vicenza, Italy, Sonia was raised in a Roman Catholic Christian family. After completing her primary education at local schools, she moved to Cambridge for higher education and married Rajiv Gandhi in 1968. She later took up Indian citizenship and began living with her mother-in-law, the then Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi.
The couple had two children, Rahul Gandhi (born 1970) and Priyanka Vadra (born 1972). Despite belonging to the influential Nehru family, Sonia and Rajiv avoided all involvement in politics. Rajiv worked as an airline pilot while Sonia took care of her family.
Sonia Gandhi was listed as one of the fifty best-dressed over 50s by the Guardian in March 2013. She follows the style quote “Simple is Stylish” and looks no further than mother-in-law Indira Gandhi’s “innate sense of fashion”.
In August 2011, she underwent successful surgery for cervical cancer in the United States at Memorial Sloan–Kettering Cancer Center in New York.
Sonia had declared assets in an affidavit worth ₹ 92.8 million – ₹ 28.1 million in movable and ₹ 64.7 million in immovable properties.
Let’s go through her rare pictures which were taken after her marriage with ex-PM and late Rajiv Gandhi: