Her first visit to India was on 13 January 1968 and she was fetched by Rajiv Gandhi, Sanjay Gandhi and Amitabh Bachchan at the Delhi airport. Gandhi's story typifies one of the greatest transformational journeys made by any Indian political leader. Sonia Gandhi was born Sonia Maino on December 9, 1947, in the small village of Orbassano, just outside Turin, Italy. From the reliable sources I know , her mother used to do Jadu-Pocha in rich people house and used to go as daily labour in agriculture.

Swamy in a tweet alleged that it was ironical for the Congress to make such statements as their party president Sonia Gandhi’s parents were keen followers of the Hitler and Mussolini regimes. Learn about her life and political career. Sonia Gandhi, Italian-born Indian politician who was president of the Indian National Congress (Congress Party; 1998–2017, 2019– ) and chairperson of the United Progressive Alliance (2004– ), a coalition of center-left parties. Her father was a construction Labour/Mason, then turned into naxalite and spent 5 years in prison in Russia.

She was raised in a traditional Roman Catholic household, and her parents, Stefano and Paolo, were working class people. 'Sonia Gandhi: An Extraordinary LifeAn Indian Destiny', a Biography written by Rani Singh brings forth the struggles and events in the life of Sonia Gandhi and her family. When Rajiv Gandhi had scheduled her first meeting with his mother, Indira Gandhi, at London, Sonia Gandhi was so nervous that Rajiv Gandhi had to reschedule her meeting with his mother.