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Mahatma Gandhi's great-grandson passed away

Monday, November 23, 2020 • Tamil Comments

Satish Dhupelia, the great-grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, died of COVID-19 on Sunday. It was just 3 days after his birthday, Satish passed away. Confirming his death, Satish's sister Uma Dhupelia-Mesthrie said, "My beloved brother has passed on after a month of illness with pneumonia, a superbug contracted in hospital and then COVID-19 also contracted while he was being treated. He suffered a major cardiac arrest this evening."

Apart from spending most of his life in the media, Mr Dhupelia, was also a renowned social welfare activist. He was also very active in assisting the Gandhi Development Trust to continue the work started by the Mahatma at Durban's Phoenix Settlement.

Uma Dhupelia and Kirti Menon are his siblings, who are active in various projects honouring the memory of Gandhi.The three siblings are descendants of Manilal Gandhi, who Mahatma Gandhi left behind in South Africa to continue his work after he returned to India after spending twenty years.

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