Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson Kanubhai Ramdas Gandhi is living with his wife in a home for the destitute in Delhi’s Badarpur area.
Kanu Gandhi grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, is living in an old age home along with his wife in Delhi pic.twitter.com/w5fikxWjld — TIMES NOW (@TimesNow) May 14, 2016
Kanu Gandhi grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, is living in an old age home along with his wife in Delhi pic.twitter.com/w5fikxWjld
— TIMES NOW (@TimesNow) May 14, 2016
He is Mahatma’s third son Ramdas’s son and is 87-year-old today.
Kanubhai Gandhi (in white kurta) and his wife Dr. Shiva Gandhi (extreme left) The Hindu
After coming back to India, they have lived in various ashrams across Gujarat and have now moved to Delhi.
Though its not clear how they ended up in this situation. When asked, Mrs. Gandhi said:
“People have their ups and downs. We destroyed everything that we had and we came here. It’s a long story. We are searching for a place where we can meet interesting people. We are searching if there is any old-age home for NRIs here.. we have “reasonable” money to opt for such a facility if made available to us. We were living a luxurious life until recently. In the past one year, circumstances have made Kanu much older. Like the other grandchildren, Kanu was never interested in politics or staying in the media.”
Kanubhai then goes on to explain:
“After Bapu’s death, Jawaharlal Nehru and U.S. Ambassador John Kenneth Galbraith sent me to Massachusetts Institute of Technology to study applied mathematics. Mr. Galbraith had initially suggested I go to Harvard Business School. But I said I won’t make it to Harvard because I am stupid.”