The Sanjay Story is an excellent piece of creativity by author Vinod Mehta. Compiled beautifully, this book consists of all the facts, rumors, insinuations, early life, personality, adult life, and finally the foray into politics about Indira Gandhi's son- Sanjay Gandhi. He was expected by many to succeed his mother and become the next prime minister of India, before his early demise in a plane crash. The book talks about Sanjay Gandhi's obsession with cars that ultimately led to the establishment of the Maruti factory.
Including all topics ranging from the Emergency to the current political scenario, Vinod Mehta talks about everything shedding light on previously unknown truths to shock and awe the readers in this insightful book. In this carefully researched book, Vinod Mehta has explained the Sanjay Gandhi phenomenon, as he calls it, and its impact on the national scene. The story begins in Anand Bhavan and takes the reader through twists and turns to inform and educate the reader about all events post Sanjay Gandhi's birth. Written in an extremely simple writing the book easily readable by one and all.
The author migrated from Pakistan and grew up as an Army brat in Lucknow, in the 1950's. A secularist by nature, he obtained a BA degree in Lucknow and proceeded to go through a string of jobs before landing up as the editor of Debonair in 1974. In the next three decades, he became one of India's most influential editors and launched a number of highly successful publications such as The Sunday Observer, Bombay Daily, and many more. He has authored biographies of Sanjay Gandhi, Meena Kumari and was highly acclaimed for his memoir, the Lucknow Boy in 2011. This set is available with the ISBN-10 number 9350295814 and the ISBN-13 number 978-9350295816.