Bio-Data
Smt. Sonia Gandhi
[ Indian National Congress-Uttar Pradesh ]

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Father's Name : Late Mr. Stefano Maino
Mother's Name : Mrs. Paola Maino
Date of Birth : 1946-12-09
Place of Birth : Lusiana, Vicenza, (Italy)
Marital Status : Widow
Spouse's Name : Late Shri Rajiv Gandhi
Children : No.of Sons:1 No.of Daughters:1
Educational Qualifications : (i) Three years course in foreign languages (English and French) completed in 1964 at Istituto Santa Teresa, Turin (Italy). (ii) Certificate in English from Lennox Cook School, Cambridge (U.K.) comple
Profession : Political and Social Worker
Permanent Address : 10, Janpath New Delhi. Tel. (O) : 23792263, 23019080 Tel. (R) : 23014161, 23014481 Fax : 23018651
Present Address : 10, Janpath New Delhi. Tel. (O) : 23792263, 23019080 Tel. (R) : 23014161, 23014481 Fax : 23018651
Email Address : soniagandhi@sansad.nic.in
Freedom Fighter : No
Positions Held :  
President, Indian National Congress( March 1998 onwards)Chairperson, Congress (I) Parliamentary Party (CPP)Elected to 13th Lok Sabha( 1999)Leader of Opposition, Lok Sabha Member, General Purposes Committee( 1999-2000)Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha ( 2nd term)( 2004)Chairperson, United Progressive AllianceChairperson, National Advisory Council( 2004-22 March 2006)Resigned from 14th Lok Sabha( 23 March 2006)Re-elected in a bye-election( 15 May 2006)Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (3rd term)( 2009)
Books Published :  
Not Available
Social and Cultural Activities, Literary, Artistic and Scientific Accomplishments and other Special Interests : 
Not Available
Sports, Clubs, Favourite Pastimes and Recreation : 
Reading and gardening
Countries Visited :  
Widely travelled
Other Information :  
Chairperson, (i) Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, (ii) Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust (iii) Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund President, (i) Swaraj Bhavan Trust (ii) Kamla Nehru Memorial Hospital Society Trustee, Jalianwala Bagh National Memorial Trust Member, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library.