Sanjay Phogat (1971-2016) was an Indian politician. He was the husband of actor and BJP politician Sonali Phogat, who died on 23 August 2022 due to a heart attack in Goa.
Sanjay Phogat was born in 1971 (at the time of death) in Village Harita, Hisar, Haryana.
Height (approx.): 5′ 7″
Weight (approx.): 65 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Dark Brown
Sanjay Phogat belonged to a wealthy farmer’s family from Haryana.
Parents & Siblings
Not much is known about his parents. His brother’s name is Surendra Phogat.
Surendra Phogat while giving an interview to a news channel
Wife & Children
His wife, Sonali Phogat, was a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) politician and an actor. She died on 23 August 2022. His daughter’s name is Yashodhara Phogat.
Sanjay Phogat with his wife and daughter
Sanjay Phogat was a Jat.
On 16 December 2016, Sanjay Phogat’s dead body was found by Hisar Police at his farmhouse. The farmhouse is around 10 kilometres away from his family’s residence under mysterious circumstances. The exact reason for his death was not revealed by the authorities; however, many sources claimed that Sanjay Phogat’s body was found by the police with froth coming out of his mouth. They also claimed that Sanjay was either murdered or committed suicide. According to some media sources, a suicide note was written by him but it was never recovered by police force from the spot. While giving an interview, his brother said that before going to bed on the night of 16 December 2016, Sanjay Phogat had talked to his family on the phone. He said,
He had talked to us, before going to bed. Then he was perfectly fine. We received a call in the morning from the family, farming on our land, asking us to reach the spot immediately as something bad has happened. By the time we reached our farmhouse, Sanjay was lying dead with police on the spot. We do not think anything mallicious happened. Rest let us wait for the post-mortem report to come.”
- While giving an interview, Sonali Phogat claimed that her husband always supported her and wanted her to pursue her dreams. She said,
My husband has always been by my side.. My biggest motivator. I would not have been what I am had he not been there. After his death I wanted to leave everything and just go. But it was my mother in law who motivated me and reminded me of his dreams, how he wanted me to succeed.”
- While talking about her husband’s death, Sonali Phogat rejected all the conspiracies regarding her husband and stated that Sanjay Phogat was neither murdered nor committed suicide. Talking about the incident, she said,
I don’t know from where people cook up such stories. He died a natural death, had something been off, the police would have revealed it to us. There is nothing more to it than that.”
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