Sanjay Gandhi (14 December 1946 – 23 June 1980) was an Indian politician. He was a member of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty. During his lifetime he was widely expected to succeed his mother, Indira Gandhi as head of the Indian National Congress, but following his early death in a plane crash his elder brother Rajiv became their mothers political heir, and succeeded her as Prime Minister of India after her death. Sanjays widow Maneka Gandhi and son Varun Gandhi are leading politicians in the BJP.
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