On the occasion of her 70th birthday, we wish her a long life and good health.
Here we bring glimpse of her life till now.
Congress President Sonia was born as Edvige Antonia Albina Maino on December 9, 1946 in Lusiana, Vicenza, Italy. She is an Italian-born Indian politician, belongs to third generation of Nehru-Gandhi family and serving as a president of the Indian National Congress party since 1998.
She has completed her schooling from Catholic school in Orbassano, Italy and after completing her schooling she went to Cambridge in 1964 to study English in a school under the Bell Education Trust.
She worked at a Greek Restaurant and met Rajiv Gandhi in 1965. Rajiv Gandhi was studying in Trinity College at the Cambridge University.
Sonia Gandhi tied wedding knot with Rajiv Gandhi in 1968 according to Hindu customs. The couple had two children, Rahul Gandhi born in 1970 and Priyanka Vadra born in 1972.
Before stepping into the politics in 1982, Rajiv Gandhi was a professional airline pilot and Sonia Gandhi was a housewife.
Unfortunately, Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated in 1991. Sonia Gandhi refused to become Prime Minister and P. V. Narasimha Rao was elected as a Prime Minister of Independent India.
Sonia Gandhi joined Indian politics in 1997 as a primary member in the Calcutta Plenary Session and became party President in 1998 till now.
Happy Birthday once again!!