Mahatma Gandhi's grandson living in old age home in Delhi

 Mahatma Gandhis grandson living in old age home in Delhi

New Delhi - "PM has taken note of reports about Shri Kanubhai Gandhi. He asked Minister Mahesh Sharma to meet Kanubhai," PMO tweeted.



By PTI

Published: Mon 16 May 2016, 11:00 AM

Last updated: Mon 16 May 2016, 1:14 PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday spoke to Mahatma Gandhi's grandson Kanubhai Gandhi, who is living in an old age home here with his wife, and directed Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma to meet him.
Accordingly, Sharma met Kanubhai and spent about 45 minutes with him at Guru Vishram Vridh Ashram at Gautampuri in South Delhi .           
After the conversation, PM directed the authorities to ensure that the couple has a comfortable stay.
"PM has taken note of reports about Shri Kanubhai Gandhi. He asked Minister Mahesh Sharma to meet Kanubhai," PMO tweeted.

"PM and Kanubhai had a long conversation. They spoke in Gujarati and had a very pleasant discussion," PMO said in another tweet.
Later Kanubhai said that he is an old follower of Modi and he (Modi) remembered all the help I had extended to him.
At that time Sonia Gandhi was against both of us, he said, adding that "Modi understood everything in Gujarati".
Sharma later said Modi offered "all support" to the couple.
Yesterday, Delhi's SC/ST Welfare and Women and Child Welfare Minister Sandeep Kumar had visited them.
After over four decades of stay in the United States, Kanubhai (87) and his 85-year-old wife Shiva Lakshmi Gandhi had returned to India in 2014 and spent about a year-and-a-half in various Ashrams in Gujarat before checking into Delhi ashram on May 8.
Kanubhai is the eldest son of Mahatma Gandhi's third son Ramdas.


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