Feroze Gandhi Height, Age, Family, Facts, Biography

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Feroze Gandhi Quick Info
Height 5 ft 5 in
Weight 81 kg
Date of Birth September 12, 1912
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Died  September 8, 1960

Feroze Gandhi was an Indian politician and journalist who served as a member of the provincial parliament and of the Lok Sabha. Besides that, his wife Indira Gandhi was the only Indian woman to serve as the Prime Minister of India and his son Rajiv Gandhi was the youngest Prime Minister of India.

Born Name

Feroze Jehangir Ghandy

Nick Name

Feroze

Feroze Gandhi as seen in a picture taken sometime before the 1950s
Feroze Gandhi as seen in a picture taken sometime before the 1950s (Nehru Memorial Museum & Library / Public Domain)

Age

Feroze was born on September 12, 1912.

Died

He died on September 8, 1960, at the Willingdon Hospital in New Delhi, India due to cardiac arrest.

Sun Sign

Virgo

Born Place

Tehmulji Narima Hospital, Fort, Bombay, Bombay Presidency, British India

Nationality

Indian

Education

Feroze studied at Vidya Mandir High School and later attended the Ewing Christian College.

Occupation

Politician, Journalist

Family

  • Father – Jehangir Faredoon Ghandy
  • Mother – Ratimai Commissariat
  • Siblings – Dorab Gandhy (Older Brother), Faridun Jehangir Gandhy (Older Brother), Tehmina Kershashp Gandhy (Older Sister), Aloo Dastur Gandhy (Older Sister)
  • Others – Shirin Commissariat (Maternal Aunt) (Surgeon), Jawaharlal Nehru (Father-In-Law), Kamala Nehru (Mother-In-Law)

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 5 in or 165 cm

Weight

81 kg or 178.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Feroze Gandhi’s name was linked with –

  1. Indira Gandhi (1942-1960) – They had 2 children named, Rajiv Gandhi (b. August 20, 1944) and Sanjay Gandhi (b. December 14, 1946). According to Swedish author Bertil Falk who wrote the book “Feroze, The Forgotten Gandhi,” he and Indira did not get along very well and he was never present around her.
Feroze Gandhi in a picture with his wife Indira Gandhi in a picture that was taken before the 1950s
Feroze Gandhi in a picture with his wife Indira Gandhi in a picture that was taken before the 1950s (Nehru Memorial Museum & Library / Public Domain)

Race / Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Round face shape
  • Big ears
  • Partially bald on the top of his head
Feroze Gandhi as seen in a picture with Rajiv Gandhi, Indira Gandhi, and Jawaharlal Nehru at the Anand Bhawan after Jawaharlal Nehru’s release from detention in June 1945
Feroze Gandhi as seen in a picture with Rajiv Gandhi, Indira Gandhi, and Jawaharlal Nehru at the Anand Bhawan after Jawaharlal Nehru’s release from detention in June 1945 (Nehru Memorial Museum & Library / Public Domain)

Religion

Although Feroze considered himself to be a Parsi, he was not religious.

Jawaharlal Nehru in a picture taken with Indira Gandhi, and his father-in-law at the time of marriage on March 26, 1942
Jawaharlal Nehru in a picture taken with Indira Gandhi, and his father-in-law at the time of marriage on March 26, 1942 (Nehru Memorial Museum & Library / Public Domain)

Feroze Gandhi Facts

  1. He was brought up in a Parsi family at the Nauroji Natakwala Bhawan in Khetwadi Mohall, Bombay.
  2. His family was originally from Kotpariwad in South Gujarat.
  3. Feroze was the youngest of 5 siblings born to Jehangir Faredoon and Ratimai.
  4. His father who once worked as a marine engineer on the Killick Nixon was promoted to warrant engineer.
  5. Feroze was a member of the Indian Independence Movement.
  6. After the death of his father in the early 1920s, Feroze and his mother Ratimai shifted to his aunt’s place in Allahabad.
  7. He was not a relative of the “Father of the Nation”, Mahatma Gandhi. Hence, his surname was “Gandhy” but his inspiration with Mahatma Gandhi’s work had him change the last alphabet in his surname from a “Y” to an “I.”
  8. His ashes were buried at the Parsi cemetery in Allahabad.
  9. In a biographical book titled Indira: the life of Indira Nehru Gandhi which was published by author Katherine Frank in 2002, she stated that Feroze may have been the son of his maternal aunt Shirin Commissariat.
  10. It is said that Feroze’s involvement in the Mundhra case and the Dalmia case helped India developed a centralized insurance system.
  11. Feroze’s son Sanjay died in a plane crash in 1980. Then, his wife Indira was assassinated in 1984. Later, in 1991 his son Rajiv was assassinated too.

Featured Image By Nehru Memorial Museum & Library / Public Domain

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