Mahatma Gandhi Grandson Arun Gandhi passed away at Kolhapur

 Mahatma Gandhi Grandson Arun Gandhi passed away at Kolhapur

Arun Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi grandson Arun Gandhi passed away at Kolhapur in Maharashtra on Tuesday after brief illness , family source said , the funeral of the 89 years old author and social – political activist will be held at kolhapur later today , his son Tushar Gandhi told PTI .

Born to Manilal Gandhi and Sushila Mashruwala in Durban on April 14 , 1934, Arun followed in the footsteps of his grandfather as an activist . He had arrived in kolhapur on Feb 28 and planned to stay for ten days . According to those associated with Avani Sanstha located at Hanbarwadi near Kolhapur city , Arun used to visit the organisation which works for girls and women , mainly homeless .

At Avani Sanstha , he become ill and later passed away . A note from the Avani Sanstha started that , at the age of 12 , Arunbhai came to India to live with Mahatma Gandhi at Sevagram Ashram in 1948 . He returned to South Africa and was active in various social movements.

“Arun Bhai has contributed immensely to Avani ‘s cause and has been a father figure for us . In February this year , when Arunbhai was visiting Avani , his health deteriorated and he could not return . He had been staying with us at Hanbarwadi campus since then, ” said Avani Founder Arun Chauhan .

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