Sonia Gandhi

Sonia Gandhi

Constituency: Rae Bareli

Party: Indian National Congress

Father's Name: Late Mr. Stefano Maino

Mother's Name: Mrs. Paola Predebon

Date of Birth: Monday, December 9, 1946

Birth Place: Lusiana, Vicenza (Italy)

Anniversary Date: Sunday, February 25, 1968

Spouse Name: Late Shri Rajiv Gandhi

SONS: 1

DAUGHTERS: 1

State Name: Uttar Pradesh

Permanent Address: 10, Janpath, New Delhi - 110011Tels. (011) 23014481 Fax. (011) 23018651

Present Address: 10, Janpath,New Delhi - 110 011Tels. (011) 23014481, 23012656 Fax. (011) 23018651

Email Id: soniagandhi[at]sansad[dot]nic[dot]in

Education Qualifications: Certificate course in English language from Cambridge, U.K. Foreign Languages: (i) Three years course in foreign languages (English & French) completed in 1964 at Istituto Santa Teresa, Via Santa Teresa 10, Turin, Italy (ii) Certificate course in English from Lennox Cook School, University of Cambridge, completed in 1965

Countries Visited: Widely travelled

Positions Held: Mar. 1998 onwards President, Indian National Congress
Chairperson, Congress (I) Parliamentary Party (CPP)
1999 Elected to 13th Lok Sabha
1999 - 2004 Leader of Opposition, Lok Sabha
1999-2000 Member, General Purposes Committee
2004 Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
Chairperson, United Progressive Alliance
2004 - 2009 and 2009 - 2014 Chairperson, National Advisory Council
23 Mar. 2006 Resigned from 14th Lok Sabha
15 May 2006 Re-elected in a bye-election
16 May 2009 Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
29 Mar. 2010 Appointed Chairperson of the (re-constituted), National Advisory Council
May, 2014 Re-elected to 16th Lok Sabha (4th term)

OTHER INFO: <I>Chairperson,</I> (i) Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, (ii) Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust, and (iii) Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund; <I>President,</I> (i) Swaraj Bhavan Trust; (ii) Kamla Nehru Memorial Hospital Society; <I>Trustee,</I> Jalianwala Bagh National Memorial Trust